About The Artist

portrait of hellen
Hello! My name is Hellen Songa. I am an independently-educated Visual Journalist with a Zambian and Rwandan ethno-background, currently based in Liverpool.
With a focus on the relationship between civilians and the powers that be, I seek to further explore social themes pertaining to natural law, equity, and freedom, as well as ideas related to community and tribal organising.

Portrait by Howard Jackson

FEATURES

Open Eye Gallery PLATFORM Issue 3: HOPE. February 12, 2021.

Rooted Zine Issue 10: Capturing: Humans of People Power. January 10, 2020.

Baltic Triangle: Vertical Farm Growing in the Basement of Baltic School Launches its New Greens Project. November 5, 2019.

Being an ‘emerging’ visual journalist is expensive and time-consuming, but also a societal necessity. Donations will allow me to continue my labour of attending more important events, developing more journalistic projects, travelling to engage and create discourse with more people, without becoming a ‘starving artist’- as the trope goes. I intend to invest in better equipment (always second-hand!) and, soon, I intend to create physical zines to distribute around the local community, by bike, as well as publish a physical photography book in the coming years. So, if you would like to support me with a donation your contribution will be received with gratitude.

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