Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz co-founded Photo Scratch and is a documentary photographer from London. Her personal work focuses on stories about people and their connections to places and specific routes and pathways, and how spaces inform experience, often in contexts where history collides with the present. In 2016 she won the Royal Photographic Society/The Photographic Angle Environmental Bursary for a project about the European Green Belt and the resonance of the Iron Curtain in today’s Europe. In 2015 she was nominated for the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award, in 2014 she won the IdeasTap Innovators Award and had a solo exhibition at POSK Gallery in London with the project I Feel Every Stone of the Road, supported also by the Polish Ex-Combatants Association.
As well as photography, Hanna works as a freelance editor and picture researcher for The Sunday Times, and has worked for companies including the BBC, Reuters and Channel 4.
She graduated from the LCC MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography degree in 2013.
Phil Le Gal co-founded Photo Scratch and is a documentary photographer from Brittany. His work focuses on the consequences of geography and globalisation. He has worked on long-term projects and documented aspects of life in China, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), former Soviet countries, Nigeria, the UK and France.
He studied photography at Central St Martin’s before completing a Masters degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, with Merits, at the University of the Arts, London College of Communications in 2014.
In 2014 Phil Le Gal founded The New Continent, a slow journalism long term project and platform that documents the stories of people living within or outside Europe’s Schengen borders. The New Continent work has been published on international media to illustrate the 2015/2016 European refugee crisis.
Phil Le Gal’s photographs have been exhibited in the UK, France, Japan and Belgium. His work has also been published in national online and printed magazines. Phil Le Gal is a Getty contributor and a member of the Studio Hans Lucas since 2015.
Sian Hughes joined the Photo Scratch team as Producer in 2017 and is a writer and arts facilitator. Currently her personal work is focused on writing a novel for young adults based on folklore of the British Isles. Sian connected with Photo Scratch through being an avidly interested audience member, and went on to volunteer her stage-management, arts facilitation and writing skills, and the collaboration has grown from there.
She studied English Literature at York University and completed an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication at Leeds. She now lives and writes in London, and works as Marketing and Communications Officer for Freshwater Theatre.
When not marketing or working on the novel, Sian works towards her lifetime ambition of representing and advocating for undervalued voices through literature and photography.
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Dan Gaba is a photographer and Photo Editor for the Wall Street Journal.