Nina Emett

Nina Emett - Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Nina Emett is founding Director of FotoDocument. She has combined a career in documentary photography with leading roles in policy, strategy and management in the public and voluntary sector where she has a track record of conceptualising and delivering complex arts and issue-based projects. Nina was strategic lead on racist hate crime, Brighton & Hove City Council (2006-2009) where she devised and implemented community cohesion measures in collaboration with Sussex Police to reduce racist crimes. She was also policy lead on migration, Brighton & Hove City Council (2005-2006). Within these roles, Nina set up and chaired two city-wide arts festivals, The ONE Event (2005), and Press For Change (2006), drawing audiences of 2,000. She went on sabbatical in 2006 to photograph a therapeutic arts project for genocide survivors in Rwanda for SURF. Previously, Nina was appointed to set up refugee education charity Salusbury WORLD (1999–2003) where she managed a staff team and developed key services and resources, running photography projects alongside. Nina has also worked as a photographer on commission for publications, NGOs and businesses including The Independent, The Voice, Amnesty International, The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, Brittany Ferries, PwC among others. Nina has a BA Hons in French, Newcastle University (1991), a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism, University of the Arts, London, (1997) and an MSc in International Development, University of London, (2006). Nina was Chair of performing arts charity BandBazi between 2010 – 2013. She is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (2011) and an alumni of the Common Purpose Dao Xiang Venture (2013).