paula roush is a photographer, artist and founder of msdm, a micro-publishing platform for photobookworks. Her work, nothing to undo, which deals with questions of migration and diaspora, won the 2015 Sheffield International Artist’s Book prize and is part several artists’ books collections. Bus-Spotting + A Story, which explores the relationship between found photography and narrative, was shortlisted for the 2016 Arles Photo-Text Award, in 2016.
pr long-term research project Found Photo Foundation – examining the collecting, archiving and publishing of orphan photography – was presented in the exhibition Dear Aby Warburg, What can be done with images?, at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany and accompanying publication. The chapter Chaos of memories- Surviving archives and the ruins of history according to the found photo foundation, from this project, was published in Order and Collapse: The lives of archives (2016, Art & Theory). pr is also author of several photobookworks created with photographs sourced from the Arab Image Foundation and published by PlanBEY, in 2015. She has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship by the Institute of International Education, was a research fellow at the Bauhaus Kolleg and a resident artist at the Frans Masereel Centrum.
pr curates ə/uh/-books, a project space that explores the reciprocal relationship between the gallery and the publication as exhibition spaces at the London South Bank University where she also teaches photographic art and photobook pubishing. She is currently curating (with the collective Unstable Media/ Media Instaveis) the exhibition The Book Dispersed on artists’ publishing to take place at Casa das Artes and Sputenik & The Window (Porto, Sept 2017).