Dr. Savannah Dodd is the founder and director of the Photography Ethics Centre. She is responsible for designing and delivering workshops, lectures, and other educational content. She has worked with international audiences from a wide range of sectors, including media, academia, and international development.
Savannah’s training is in anthropology. She earned her master’s in anthropology and sociology at the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies in Geneva (2015) and her bachelor’s in anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis (2012). She recently graduated with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Queen’s University Belfast, in which she examined the ethics of archiving photographs in post-conflict societies. Before founding the Centre, she worked in the international development sector for NGOs and IGOs in Switzerland, Uganda, and Thailand.
Alongside her work with the Centre, Savannah maintains her own photography practice. Her photographic work centers on themes of health, family, and identity. She is currently working on a photobook about the lived experience of dementia, with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division of Northern Ireland.
Savannah’s work as an academic, photographer, and entrepreneur has been recognized by a number of awards. In 2021, Savannah was recognized as one of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs in the Small Business Britain #ialso Campaign.
Savannah is a member of the UK Committee of the Ethical Journalism Network. She sits on the board of Source Magazine.