Savannah Dodd has been a member of the EJN’s UK Committee of advisors since its inception in January 2021.
Savannah is a photographer and anthropologist. She founded the Photography Ethics Centre in 2017 with the aim of promoting education on the ethics of taking and sharing photographs. She works across the media, international development, and creative sectors, and with a wide range of people who work with photographs, from professional photojournalists to NGO workers.
Savannah 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 world religions at Washington University in St. Louis (2012). She is currently pursuing her PhD in anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast where she is examining the ethics of archiving photographs of civil conflict in post-conflict societies.
Savannah’s work has been recognised with a number of awards. She was a finalist for the Howard Chapnick Grant in 2018, and a grant recipient of the Rebecca Vassie Trust’s Education and Development Bursary and the IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists in 2020. In 2021, Savannah was recognised as one of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs in the Small Business Britain #ialso Campaign.