Valentina Culley-Foster



Hi there, I'm Valentina, a trained analog / digital photographer and mixed media practitioner. I achieved a one year Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design at the London College of Communications (University of the Arts London), followed by a  BA Honours course in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster (London) and am currently pursuing my MA in Photography at UWE in Bristol. 

I grew up in Virginia in the US, as well as in the scenic Rhine Valley and lived in Berlin for several years, before relocating to Bristol for my degree. Being Irish, German as well as American, I have a mixed heritage background and have equally experienced the abundance and displacement it can bring. If it suits the project, I use photography as a universal language tool to learn and share identity perceptions of others, which has led to many meaningful connections and engaging dialogues in communities over the years. I am currently shooting my MA project on the color blue in local textile trade and am seeking a British poet to collaborate with for accompanying text. 

My conceptual photographic / mixed media projects explore themes of identity, culture and heritage conservation. So far I have been exhibited in London, Berlin, Belfast, Derry, Boston and Sofia. 

I accept commissions for editorial, portraiture and urban- / landscape. I have also shot behind the scenes on set of short films / music videos and documented commercial events in London as well as Berlin. 

Thanks for visiting and feel free to get in touch for bookings or collaborations locally or abroad ✨

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