Deborah Parkin is a photographer based in rural Northumberland, UK. She spent many years in Academia – researching for a Ph.D in Women’s War Writing & teaching as well as gaining an MA in Holocaust Studies. Deborah has always been fascinated with childhood, whether it is recording her own memories of childhood, photographing her own children or other children. In her series Stillness in Time she wanted to photograph children using the wet plate collodion process – a process that requires stillness, the antithesis to the frantic, sometimes pressurized world these children live in. She wanted to record moments of stillness and disengagement from their immediate world. Her work is to be published by Gallery Vevais this summer and is held in collections in the U.S and Europe.
Jordi Ruiz Cirera is a documentary photographer from Barcelona. He studied graphic design at Elisava College before moving to London to study Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the LCC. He graduated with distinction for his long-term project about the Mennonite communities in Bolivia. Recently, Jordi has been awarded finalist at the POYi Community Awareness award, winner of the "One to watch" competition by Lisa Pritchard Agency, shortlisted on the Ian Parry award, and selected for Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña. His work has been exhibited in the Getty Images Gallery in London, published in print and online. He lives in London.