Category Archives: Writing

A radical vision in east London: an article about Four Corners & Camerawork for Sight & Sound

I wrote about the radical history of collaborative filmmaking and community photography at the Four Corners workshop and Camerawork in Bethnal Green for Sight & Sound.

A radical vision in east London: an article about Four Corners & Camerawork for Sight & Sound

I wrote about the radical history of collaborative filmmaking and community photography at the Four Corners workshop and Camerawork in Bethnal Green for Sight & Sound.

Primal Screen: a review of a book on Ingmar Bergman’s Face to Face for the TLS

I reviewed a new book on Ingmar Bergman’s overlooked film for the TLS.

Primal Screen: a review of a book on Ingmar Bergman’s Face to Face for the TLS

I reviewed a new book on Ingmar Bergman’s overlooked film for the TLS.

Political Capital from Embittered Youth: a review of Tish Murtha at the Photographer’s Gallery for frieze

What do pictures of 1970s Tyneside tells us about Britain now? A survey of Tish Murtha’s work at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, shows the compassion and conviction of the late documentary photographer.

Political Capital from Embittered Youth: a review of Tish Murtha at the Photographer’s Gallery for frieze

What do pictures of 1970s Tyneside tells us about Britain now? A survey of Tish Murtha’s work at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, shows the compassion and conviction of the late documentary photographer.

A Holiday From Reality: an essay on women and social realism for Sight & Sound

The kitchen sink films of the 1950s and the social realist tradition of Ken Loach have come to define British working-class cinema, but since the 90s women have been key to reimagining its range. 

A Holiday From Reality: an essay on women and social realism for Sight & Sound

The kitchen sink films of the 1950s and the social realist tradition of Ken Loach have come to define British working-class cinema, but since the 90s women have been key to reimagining its range. 

Dire Straights: an interview with Desiree Akhavan for Sight & Sound

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan’s 1990s-set tale of a young woman sent to a rural gay conversion therapy centre run by Christians, combines the drama of Carrie with the ease and fun of a John Hughes film.

Dire Straights: an interview with Desiree Akhavan for Sight & Sound

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan’s 1990s-set tale of a young woman sent to a rural gay conversion therapy centre run by Christians, combines the drama of Carrie with the ease and fun of a John Hughes film.

Ways of Listening: an interview with Nell Dunn for Boundless

Why did Nell Dunn, the daughter of an earl, choose to write about working-class lives? In this interview she reflects back on her seminal book, Talking to Women (1964), and the unheard voices she recorded in it.

Ways of Listening: an interview with Nell Dunn for Boundless

Why did Nell Dunn, the daughter of an earl, choose to write about working-class lives? In this interview she reflects back on her seminal book, Talking to Women (1964), and the unheard voices she recorded in it.

Kicking Against The Pricks: an article on Revolt, She Said for Sight & Sound

Commemoration of the events of May ’68 has masked a wider context of political agitation – in particular, the radicalism of women.

Kicking Against The Pricks: an article on Revolt, She Said for Sight & Sound

Commemoration of the events of May ’68 has masked a wider context of political agitation – in particular, the radicalism of women.