The highly clickable website of photographer, artist & content producer Georgina Cook.

Contact: hello@georginacook.net  | +44(0)7878918007


About

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Georgina Cook is a London artist, photographer & educator, currently based in Hastings. She is known for her photographs of London and it’s music culture and for her events and blogging, of which she was an early-adopter. She has expanded her activity to include talks, workshops & participatory projects, and installation.

Her work engages with themes of music, community, home, environment, multiculturalism and youth-culture.

She has exhibited an installation titled “Who Wants A Rewind?” at Tate Modern (curated by Stance Podcast), had a solo show on Carnaby Street and group shows in London, Bristol, Sweden and NYC. Her work has been published in places like Vice, Red Bull Music, Dazed, FACT and The Guardian.

Georgina frequently lectures and gives talks on Youth Culture, Photography, Grime Music and Event organisation at places such as UCLA LCC, Anglo Educational Services and DV8 Sussex.


In 2018 she was invited by Youth Club Archive to talk about her music photography and related culture at the V&A and has previously participated in a UCL Urban Laboratory Workshop about creativity in the suburbs. 

Her seminal blog Drumz Of The South was established in 2004 as a means to sharing photography, interviews and other information about South London music & culture, with an emphasis on the then newly emerging Dubstep scene. Seen and read by thousands of people around the world, the blog contributed to the growth of Dubstep from a small suburban music scene to a globally recognised genre. Georgina frequently works on photography and visual communication with record labels including Hyperdub, Keysound Recordings and Souljazz. She has written articles on music and culture for print publications in the UK, Portugal and France.

Georgina facilitated community Photography, Photoshop, video and t-shirt making workshops for Deptford based charity Artefacts with under 16’s, Over 50’s and young people not in education or employment. She is currently developing a Hastings workshop exploring our relationship to nature through photography and art.

From 2012-2015 she ran a community-focused cafe and venue programming a diverse range of music, art and ecology events, exhibitions and workshops with local artists, makers & groups as well as the wider community. This included an annual concentrated weekend programme of music, art and film as part of The Crystal Palace festival.

Other public and participatory projects include Mapping The Palace - a project mapping local’s memories of Crystal Palace at a time of change in the area, The Free Cafe - a mobile cafe facilitating & recording on street conversations with the public about public space and an exploration into alternative economies via a bartering event.


Georgina has been a guest and/or featured on Radio Primavera Sound talking about her relationship to London music, harkaran.com, Time Out London, BBC Collective Sound of Dubstep documentary and Le Cool and consults on subjects such as photography of Pirate Radio Stations and zines and one-off publications about underground music.

She is currently working with Youth Club Archive to ensure that some of her music documentary work is publicly archived and as an independent photographer and artist locally and nationally.

The front page of her "highly clickable" website has been specially designed as a personal response to idea of "the internet as art" and is an evolving story of her relationship with art, photography and media from childhood until the present day. The site and related blog are regularly updated with her work and news.

Georgina also owns and runs the Hastings based Gingko Photography - offering event, portrait & commercial photography & nature photo walks.


Selected Clients & Collaborators:

FACT / Vice / RBMA / The Guardian & Observer / BBC / The Times / The Village Voice / Art Forum / Qvest / Dazed & Confused / Converse / XLR8R / Time Out / Shoes Up / Tsugi / R.A / Knowledge / Groove / Taz / Trap / Hyperdub / Burial / Souljazz  / Tempa / DMZ / MoS / The Society for Curious Thought / UCL Urban Laboratory / Caught By The River /  Ashes57 / LAVA