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AuthorCarole Edrich

A prize winning photographer and recovering journalist turned social entrepreneur, I am regularly published and enjoy teaching people. As DanceGRiST grows I'm trying to reduce my contributions to dance and popular press, but even now it's hard to let a story go. You'll find my work in specialist dance, travel and cycling press, international broadsheets, commercial work and more. I relish difficult commissions in photography, project and programme management or writing. My images have been used in adverts, on exhibition stands, as magazine front covers, in academic publications, the popular press and in a film short by Mike Figgis, who singled my work out as exceptional over the winners of a 26-nation photography competition. I was the first (and probably the only) person to be invited into a G20 conference as photo blogger and the first European and first woman ever to be invited to photograph the largest Aboriginal Australian dance festival in the world. They might seem disparate, but my work, passions and hobbies are united by an underlying fascination with the perceptions and management of risk and extremes because there's risk in extreme creativity, in running a business, growing a social enterprise and becoming the best. A strong sense of empathy, surviving the Asian Tsunami, having run a successful risk management consultancy which had clients in the Twin Towers and surviving aggressive breast cancer all inform my work. I strive to stay authentic and can't imagine doing anything else.

Marc Zakian on editing The Guide

One of the Guest Experts in our course Photography for Journalisms, Marc Zakian is editor of the Blue Badge Guide magazine The Guide. He is also a Blue Badge Guide, photographer and journalist who has contributed to a diverse range of national media including The Telegraph, Guardian and The Times. I had a chat with him about how he thinks about photography as an editor.