The people behind the cameras, the ideas, and the project that is The Slow Camera Exchange.
Jessica Marbe is an artist, educator, arts consultant and arts programme manager.
Jessica and Hermann Marbe were creative collaborators as well as life partners.
They worked together on projects such as international exchanges between supported artist studios in Cork, Bristol and Madrid.
Jessica has worked as an artist directly with groups and communities of interest and has been invited to participate in exhibitions, conferences residencies and festivals nationally and internationally as well as longer-term projects for example a year-long residency project in a housing estate developed with a housing association. She engaged in artist residencies in Medellin, Colombia including a residency with the Medellin Museum of Modern Art.
In the last years, her practice has moved closer to home as motherhood has shaped her practice and interests. She has an increasing passion about sustainable living, biking, growing food working in the outdoors and using the arts to support wellbeing as we imagine and work towards a viable liveable future.
Since 2011, when Marcin decided to follow his dream and become a full-time photographer, his work has been exhibited in places like the Getty Images Gallery or Brighton Photo Biennial and is on permanent exhibition in the Cork City Archives, among other locations.
Marcin worked with clients ranging from magazines like LePoint or Irish Times, through corporate clients like DC Shoes and Lionsgate Films, to many other businesses, organizations, and venues.
Marcin is also a photography educator. He just finished a book on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to share his knowledge of working with it from a photographer's perspective.
He is always working on personal projects as a creative outlet, to try new approaches or techniques, and to become a better photographer.
Camera Technician & Facilitator
Artem Trofimenko is a Cork based artist/photographer. In 2018 he graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design with BA Hons in Fine Art. His work was published in Source Magazine Photographic Review in summer 2018.
He helped establish Cork Film Centre’s F-stop analogue photography/darkroom group, where he assist in technical dark room support. He has taken part in numerus exhibitions, including ‘Grá 3x2’ at 3 Walls Gallery Dublin 2019 and the IOVA group show, Dublin 2020 and 2021. During the pandemic he completed a photobook "Tuuli". In 2021 he received a Visual Arts Agility Award resulting in the photography book ‘Quiddity’ which is in process of publication with Static Age publishers.