Brighton photography courses and workshops

About Eva

                                             Dr Eva Kalpadaki

Eva was born in Greece. After she was awarded a Greek State Foundation scholarship she moved to the UK to complete a PhD in Arts and Communication at UCA. She is a qualified teacher holding a PGCE teaching certificate from the University of Brighton. She is currently based in Brighton working as a fine art photographer and photography tutor. In her artistic practice, she is not using the photographic medium to produce a record and a document of the world, which is what we usually expect to see in a photograph. She is using it to question the nature of photography and to cause tension in what we are looking at. She is playing between representation and abstraction. She was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibition among numerous solo and group shows.

Her teaching experience spans the last 13 years in both 1-1 and group sessions, online and in-person. In parallel with her private teaching, she has been teaching at Evolution Arts since 2013 and she is responsible for developing and delivering various adult education courses at beginner and intermediate level.

In the past, she also worked for Phoenix Brighton in a similar role for five years running courses such as ‘Developing a Creative Photography Project’, ‘Building a Photography Portfolio’, ‘Curating a Photography Exhibition’ and ‘Abstraction, Photography and Play’, a course which has been the foundation for many of her students who attended her other courses and workshops as well.


She has also taught for WexPhotoVideo in London and she has been a visiting lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts and the Loxdale English Centre.


Her private teaching varies in nature from providing study support to BA, MA, and Ph.D. students to supporting and mentoring adult learners and children (12 minimum age) in a group and 1-1 sessions that aim towards covering any needs they might have from learning how to use their camera to helping them prepare for an exhibition.


Eva's personal website