Photographer Alison Romanczuk joins the South London Voices podcast to talk to multimedia author Yang-May Ooi about how photography helped her survive cancer. Listen to her talk about her journey and her work, which reveals the courage and dignity of the survivors of trauma through her compassionate and inspiring images.
Photographing Courage with Alison Romanczuk ¦ South London Voices [podcast]
I caught up with Alison Romanczuk in her home in Forest Hill to record this podcast. It’s always delightful to visit my interviewees in their home spaces when I can. It tells me so much about the person chatting to me across the table in addition to the story that they are sharing with me as we talk. We sat in her rustic style kitchen on a dull January day and her cat scratched at the garden door wanting to be let in. The whole flat was filled with art and photographs.
I felt at ease, relaxed and sensed Alison’s warmth and kindness all around. It helped me understand the quality that Alison has that has helped her connect with the subjects of her photography – that ability to create an environment that makes tpeople feel safe and to trust their images to her camera. Alison’s story is truly inspiring and it was an added pleasure to hang out with her in that warm, homey creative space for a little while, too.
Listen to Alison Romanczuk on South London Voices
You can listen to my conversation with Alison via the podcast player below.
Links to some of the things we talked about
Alison Romanczuk’s website http://www.alisonromanczuk.com/
Alison on Twitter https://twitter.com/alisonromancz
Alison on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alisonromanczuk/
Alison on Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/alisonromanczuk01/
Sarcoma UK https://sarcoma.org.uk/
Children of Fire http://www.childrenoffire.org/
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Photos: Alison Romanczuk
Music: Funky New Orleans by Eric Tobias Wincorn
Author: Yang-May Ooi
Yang-May Ooi is a multimedia author & TEDx speaker. Her creative projects include The Flame Tree and Mindgame (novels), Bound Feet Blues (theatre) and Creative Conversations (podcast). She also works with individuals, non-profits and small businesses to help them tell their unique stories to engage and inspire others. ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk