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David Fisher is the founder of Fisher Studios, a commercial photography studio which employs 3 people in Oxford. He started his career pre digital, shooting on film and plate cameras in the 90s and has been working as a commercial photographer for the past 20 years.
Fisher Studios is commissioned by a range of clients from small businesses to large corporations, schools and universities, theatre companies, designers, marketing & PR agencies.
David is a qualified member (LBIPP) of the British Institute of Professional Photography.
Sarah Wiseman is the owner/director of Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford. Sarah established her contemporary gallery in 1998 and it is the largest independent gallery space in Oxford. The gallery has a strong reputation for engaging exhibitions of contemporary art and supports established and emerging artists.
As a leading space in the art scene in Oxford, Sarah’s curation of the gallery seeks to find original voices contemporary art. Primarily the exhibitions focus on painting as a medium, but it also represents the work of notable photographers Rory Carnegie and Joanna Vestey.
In 2018 the gallery celebrates its 20th year and Sarah brings a wealth of experience in curating and hosting exhibitions to the judging panel of the ‘Think Human’ photography competition.
Jenny Knowles Cordy is a multi media artist who lives
and practices in London. She is currently exhibiting at the Richmond Riverside
Gallery in the Tricks of the Light exhibition.
Her artwork, Light as a Shadow,
features as the sole image on all promotional
She has a degree in Economics and Statistics (University of Exeter) where she was awarded the IBM Computing Prize for her dissertation
on the advertising/sales relationship. After graduating she worked for twelve
years in marketing/advertising (Reckitt/Benckiser and Unilever) before quitting
the corporate world to pursue her love of art. During this time she was a
founding member of the mental health charity OCD Action, with particular
responsibility for branding, design, and patient advocacy.
After gaining a degree in Fine Art (University for the
Creative Arts,Farnham) she has juggled life as an artist, mother, teacher and
charity campaigner: she successfully led a charity campaign that raised over £75k
to fund life-changing spinal surgery in America for one of the pupils at the
Infants School where she taught. For over 25 years she has also worked
alongside her husband, Michael Cordy, as a researcher and editor of his novels
Jenny is an accomplished flautist (Grade 8),
mediocre pianist (Grade 4), armchair philosopher/psychologist and a terrible
cook. Her earliest claim to fame, aged twelve, is winning Letter of the Week in
The Beano for a set of suitably silly elephant cartoons and jokes. Since then
she has entered many artistic competitions with varying degrees of
failure/success. She remains a firm believer in their power to inspire,
challenge and educate all those involved. She is delighted to be part of the
exciting Oxford Brookes Think Human Photography Competition.