Approved: 03.09.2015

Lee Karen Stow

Artist, Journalist, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 03.09.2015

Independent documentary photographer and visual artist. Since 2007 when I met women in Sierra Leone displaced by a decade of civil war, I have devoted my practice to recording the personal narratives of women of war and conflict. Work has exhibited at the UN Headquarters New York; The Senedd: Welsh National Assembly; Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, USA; International Slavery Museum, Liverpool; University of Cambridge; Royal Commonwealth Club, London; Horniman Museum, London; University of Cambridge; Museum of Liverpool; York Army Museum. Her recent installation TORN appeared at Hull UK City of Culture 2017. www.leekarenstow.com @leekarenstow

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    Biography

    Independent documentary photographer and visual artist. Since 2007 when I met women in Sierra Leone displaced by a decade of civil war, I have devoted my practice to recording the personal narratives of women of war and conflict. Work has exhibited at the UN Headquarters New York; The Senedd: Welsh National Assembly; Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, USA; International Slavery Museum, Liverpool; University of Cambridge; Royal Commonwealth Club, London; Horniman Museum, London; University of Cambridge; Museum of Liverpool; York Army Museum. Her recent installation TORN appeared at Hull UK City of Culture 2017. www.leekarenstow.com @leekarenstow

    In 2012 I was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Letters) by the University of Hull for my photographic work. I am Honorary Research Fellow at the WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation). Presently studying MA Journalism part-time at University of Lincoln School of Journalism.

    CV & Education

    Lee Karen Stow
    Freelance photographic artist
    Born: East Yorkshire 1966
    leestow@yahoo.co.uk
    www.leekarenstow.com

    @leekarenstow

    SUMMARY

    Independent documentary photographer and visual artist. Since 2007 when I met women in Sierra Leone displaced by a decade of civil war, I have devoted my practice to recording the personal narratives of women of war and conflict. Work has exhibited at the UN Headquarters New York; The Senedd: Welsh National Assembly; Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, USA; International Slavery Museum, Liverpool; University of Cambridge; Royal Commonwealth Club, London; Horniman Museum, London; University of Cambridge; Museum of Liverpool; York Army Museum. Recent installation TORN appeared at Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

    EXHIBITIONS

    42 sponsored by Arts Council England. Exhibitions at the Royal Commonwealth in London in conjunction with Amnesty UK; The International Museum of Slavery in Liverpool, England; The Horniman Museum in London; The Ferens Hull, England. Overseas exhibitions at The British Council, Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Pennsylvania, USA. Selected images on permanent display at WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation) University of Hull, England. ‘Woman’s Work’ held in the New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, England.

    Girls in the Ring - sponsored by Arts Council England. Awarded the Inspire mark for London 2012.

    Poppies: Women, War, Peace sponsored by Arts Council England launched at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK for the WWI 2014 Centenary. Toured to Museum of Liverpool, England; Brynmor Jones Library University of Hull, England; York Army Museum, England; The Senedd Welsh National Assembly Wales. Selected images shown at UN Headquarters New York City 2015 and National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, USA; University of Georgia (2018).


    TORN Launched at UK City of Culture 2017.


    In 2012 awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Letters) by the University of Hull for photographic work. Honorary Research Fellow at WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation). Currently studying a Masters by Research in Journalism at the School of Journalism, University of Lincoln, England.