Savannah Dodd is a photographer and anthropologist. Her work in photography is heavily influenced by her background in anthropology, and she often combines the disciplines to produce visual ethnography. She places great importance on process, modes of access, and engagement with the people and places she photographs.
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 and religious studies at Washington University in St. Louis (2012). Prior to founding the Centre, she worked in the development sector for NGOs and IGOs in Switzerland, Turkey, and Thailand. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Alongside her work in the Photography Ethics Centre, she is pursuing her PhD in anthropology studying the politics of representation in photographs of conflict and post-conflict contexts at Queen's University Belfast. Savannah sits on the Board of Advisors for the Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme administered by the Ethical Journalism Network and the International Labour Organisation.