Beth Lazroe (IE)

Beth Lazroe lectures in Visual Communication at the University of New York in Prague (UNYP) and serves on the BA Commission for the State Examinations for the Czech Ministry of Education for UNYP’s Department of Communication and Mass Media.

She is also adjunct lecturer in Visual Theory in the School of Film and Television within the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague – who published her textbook, Photography as Visual Communication and awarded her MA Photography – as well as at the Prague Film School.

In Ireland she taught photography and directed community photographic education projects throughout the Dublin region, established a community photographic archive within the public library system through the Dublin Civic Museum, and served as Temporary Head of Photography at the School of Communications through the city’s Civic Museum, Dublin City University.

Her own work has been widely exhibited throughout Ireland – as well as in the UK and Europe – in individual and group shows. As a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ireland and Great Britain, she has been published in most Irish national newspapers and served as arts correspondent for the Irish Echo newspaper in New York and Boston.

Her most recent cycle of work, In Our Faces: Visual Assault in the Streets of Prague (Jako facka: Vizuální útok v Pražských ulicích), was held – together with a conference – at Prague City Hall and received nationwide and Internet media coverage, leading to a subsequent exhibition in the Czech Senate and similar events being organized in Wroclaw and Budapest. She recently compiled a slideshow presentation, with two of her students, as the second generation of Jako facka, which was shown last year at Kongres žen, an annual women’s conference in Prague whose theme last year was Women and Media.