Alice Cazenave is a darkroom photographer based in London. She holds a BSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Bristol and graduated from Central Saint Martins MA Art & Science program in 2015, with distinction. The lab experience gained in her molecular science degree informed her work during the MA program at Central Saint Martins. In 2015 Alice developed a new photographic process using leaves as photographic paper - and was shortlisted for the Nova award in Innovative and Creative Thinking for the project.
In her practice Alice experiments with camera-less techniques and historical processes such as the photogram. She pushes to merge and revise existing divergent techniques, to develop new alternative processes in photography. Her work has been exhibited in numerous London galleries and also internationally. Her Pelargonium prints have been featured in the British Journal of Photography and The Guardian, and her most recent body of work was featured in the New York Times and an art book published by Phaidon Press.
During her MA Social Anthropology studies at SOAS, Alice is developing projects surrounding the use of participatory photographic methods and ideas within the New Materialism movement. The aim is to work with communities to produce collaborative self portraits which incorporate salient materials into the physicality of photographic works, to extend photography beyond the visual, into the realm of touch and texture. Using photography as a medium for doing anthropology, she hopes to contribute to both anthropological and photographic scholarship, to be involved in projects which produce photographic portraits from emic perspectives within experimental techniques which focus on materiality.