Olivia Arthur

Documentary photographer
Olivia Arthur is a London-based photographer known for her work examining people and their personal and cultural identities.

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Olivia Arthur's first book, Jeddah Diary, follows the lives of young women in Saudi Arabia. Her second book, Stranger, is a journey into Dubai through the eyes of the survivor of a shipwreck. Her work has been exhibited in international institutional collections and published in the New Yorker, Vogue and TIME. Arthur became a member of Magnum Photos in 2013 and in 2020 was elected as its president. She studied mathematics at Oxford University and photojournalism at the London College of Printing.

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Symbiotic: The talks of TED@BCG 2020

October 23, 2020

How can we make advances in technology that don’t require massive job losses? Work with nature to protect both the planet and humanity? Ensure all people are treated equitably? In a day of talks, interviews and performances, 17 speakers and performers shared ideas about a future in which people, technology and nature thrive interdependently. The […]

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