Roxana Allison is a Mexican-British socially engaged photographer based in the UK working on themes of migration, memory, place and incarceration. She works collaboratively and independently, and undertakes photographic commissions and personal projects.
Allison graduated in 2006 with a BA in Fine Art at the National Faculty of Art & Design in Mexico City and holds an MA in Photography from The University of Bolton.
Allison has experience working with photography and underrepresented communities, and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders. Her project titled Uncovering the Invisible (2013) was a major exhibition project that presented voices from the UK’s Latin American community, commissioned by The University of Nottingham and supported by AHRC, The Mayor of London and Southwark Council among others.
Allison's work has been exhibited at venues including Greater London Authority Headquarters, Lakeside Gallery in Nottingham, Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, HOME Manchester, and UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. She has participated in public talks on photography and incarceration with organisations such as Impressions Gallery and Open Eye Gallery, and specialists including acclaimed artist Edmund Clark, and San Francisco-based curator, writer and prison educator Pete Brook.
Allison has up-to-date knowledge of photographic techniques and is experienced in teaching photographic practical skills. She is a native speaker of English and Spanish.
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MA - Photography: The University of Bolton, United Kingdom, 2019 - 2020.
BA - Fine Art / First Class (Hons): National School of Fine Arts (Faculty of Art & Design), UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2000 - 2004.