Guest speaker at the LPA Photo Forum
Looking it in the eye: turning weakness to strength
Sukey Parnell takes you on a whistlestop tour of her photographic practice to date. From freshman at university to a distinction at MA and onwards to a commercial practice in portraiture, she describes subsiding her 'photographic habit', finding her niche obsession and turning personal weakness and constraint into life skills and commercial strength.
En route she glances back at a childhood in the shadow of theatrical parents and her own former incarnations in acting, PR and music and talks about how have they informed and coloured her photographic journey.
Sukey Parnell describes herself as a ‘cultural magpie’. Private commissions include a library of portrait images for Brit comedian, Bill Bailey. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Independent on Sunday, the Radio Times and a recent cover and feature on Dame Joan Bakewell in Saga magazine. She has won various awards including being a finalist twice in the prestigious Photographic Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.