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Liba Taylor

libataylor.jpgLiba is a Czech-born photographer and international photo-journalist with extensive background in social documentary and humanitarian issues. She has conducted a wide range of assignments with international aid agencies and charities. 

Multi-lingual and intimately familiar with the developing world from her many visits there, she has worked for many years on documentary projects for international humanitarian organizations such as UNHCR, Unicef, Save the Children Fund, Actionaid, WHO, UNAIDS and many others, with a particular focus on Africa, Asia and Latin America.

She attended David Hurn's prestigious course in documentary photography at the University of South Wales and has won a number of British and international awards.

Liba Taylor has cooperated on twelve books published in the UK as well as publications by Times Editions, Singapore. Her reportage has appeared in journals and magazines including Marie Claire, the Sunday Times, The Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, The European, The Economist, and Reporter.

Prizes and awards

  • Arts Council grant to photograph Eastern religions in Britain, 1977
  • 'Face to the World', 1st prize, London 1983
  • European Canon Prize, International contest WHO, 'Health for all', Geneva 1988
  • Czech Press Photo competition, 2nd prize,  Prague 1998
  • UNICEF Award, Czech Press Photo, Prague 2001

Exhibitions

The Innocents

  • Josef Sudek Gallery of Photography, Maiselova Street 2, Prague, Czech Republic, 18 June -21 July 2002
  • Bedales Art Gallery, Petersfield, Hants, UK, 8-25 September 2003
  • Brady Hall, Whitechapel, London, UK, Jan - Feb 2004 (Exhibition for Holocaust Memorial Day)

Africa of Dreams

  • The Red Bull gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, 27 May-27 June 2004

The Romanies

  • Group exhibition, Josef Sudek Gallery of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic, 21 May-16 June 2002

Migracoes/Migrations

  • British Council exhibition at Expolingua, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2002

Image Link

  • Czech Humanitarian Photography 1990-2000
  • Group touring exhibition, Czech Republic, 2002-2003

Photographs from Kano

  • British Council Kano, Nigeria exhibition to commemorate 50th anniversary of the British Council’s presence in Kano, January 2003

Status: Refugee

  • Group exhibition, Josef Sudek Gallery of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic, 12 August –7 September 2003

Secrets of Life

  • Women Deliver, ExCel, London, 2007
  • Veletrzni Palac, Prague, 2007
  • Femina Fest, Usti nad Labem, October 2007

Portraits

  • Bridewell Theatre, London October 2007

3 Women in Africa

  • Old Town Hall, Prague, September 2010

My Africa

  • Portheimka Gallery, Prague September 2011

 

 

 

 

Position

Associate Lecturer

Faculty or Department

School of Media & IT

Education

BA (Hons) Spanish and History of Art, Bristol University
Postgraduate Radio, Film and TV Studies, Bristol University
Documentary photography, Newport College of Art