This month, MA Commercial Photography student, Megan Winstone was highlighted as one of the ’35 Photographers to Watch’ by contemporary online photography platform, LensCulture.

Megan was chosen from an impressive list of female curators, photo editors, program directors, and photographers for the feature, which was created in honour of International Women’s Day on 8th March.

Her photograph, ‘Amber, Eadie & Isabella’ from her Fenyw documentary series, explores the various representations of womanhood. The three women depicted grew up in a New Age Traveller Community, contributing to their free-living lifestyle and outlook on life.

EXPLORATIONS OF FEMALE IDENTITY

Megan had this to say about her prestigious win and photography practice:

“It’s a major achievement to be featured on such a celebrated photography platform, especially on International Women’s Day. I’m so very happy. Fenyw is a self-published documentary series, reflecting on a current zeitgeist characterised by explorations of female identity, femininity, sexuality, and really awkward teenage years.

Since the age of 10 I have been attending the Arts Institute at Bournemouth through the Saturday Art School program. I further educated with the college and gained a distinction in the Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies (Media) course. I then went on to study BA (Hons) Commercial Photography and graduated in July 2017. I’m now studying on the MA Commercial Photography course.” 

Megan is currently in the first year of her MA Commercial Photography course and resides in Cardiff. She is a documentary and editorial photographer with an interest in feminist and social issues. Her work has already featured in Hysteria Magazine and Vogue Photo.

For more of Megan’s photography you can find her on Instagram @meganwinstonephoto

Images: ‘Amber, Eadie & Isabella’, and self portrait, both by Megan Winstone.