About

Olga Lidia Saavedra Montes de Oca ( aka Olisam) b(1967) grew up in  Havana Cuba and now lives in Brighton. She holds a PhD in Creative & Critical Practice, School of Media, Film & Music, University of Sussex and a master’s degree in Photography and Urban Culture at London Goldsmiths University. Olga’s photographs addresses intimate life-worlds, in relation to wider social, political, national and global changes. Using photography in the context of Oral history, she works on perspectives of everyday life in societies; religion, gender and sexuality. Her work has been featured in international publications and media. She has contributed to: The Voice of the Past: Oral History (Fourth Edition)2017. Cover page; The Leverhulme Trust Newsletter (August 2009). Photography contribution. ( Spring 2012 vol.40.  No.1) The Basque Children Of ’37 Association UK, Photoworks Annual Issue 24 and the research project ‘Memories of the Cuban Revolution’ (University of Southampton).