Book Launch & Talk: The Mindful Photographer by Sophie Howarth

6:30pm, Thu 28 Apr 2022

Join Menka Sanghvi in conversation with author Sophie Howarth and photographer Leticia Valverdes as they discuss themes explored in Sophie’s new book, The Mindful Photographer (Thames & Hudson, 2022).

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Book Launch & Talk: The Mindful Photographer by Sophie Howarth

6:30pm, Thu 28 Apr 2022

Join Menka Sanghvi in conversation with author Sophie Howarth and photographer Leticia Valverdes as they discuss themes explored in Sophie’s new book, The Mindful Photographer (Thames & Hudson, 2022).

This event is part of our Past Programme

In a world in which millions of images are shot every moment of every day and fast-paced environments exhaust and stifle creativity, The Mindful Photographer asks how we can slow down, set aside competitive and creative pressures, and allow the practice of photography to restore and enrich us. 

Through concepts such as clarity, gratitude and compassion, the speakers will consider ways of image-making that help us live life more fully, freely and fearlessly. They will discuss the challenges of the attention economy, the politics of seeing, and why the cultivation of insight and compassion – twin virtues in any mindfulness practice – feel especially important today. 

Menka Sanghvi is a mindfulness researcher, the creator of Just Looking, and a Director at Mind Over Tech.

Sophie Howarth is a writer, artist and activist, author of The Mindful Photographer 

Leticia Valverdes is an award-winning socially engaged photographer, born in Brazil and now based in Portugal.