LINKA ODOM // SPINNING COMPASS
Linka A Odom is a photographer and installation artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. Ms. Odom graduated from New York Universities Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography in 1997. In 2012 she completed a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts, London College of Communication. Ms. Odom won a Getty Images Creative Grant in July 2012 for the unique photo based installations she creates and exhibits at events and festivals all over the world. Over the last thirteen years, Linka has travelled to more than twenty-seven countries, inspiring her current project; ‘Spinning Compass’ is a social anthropological photography project about travelers. The portraits in this project are taken of travelers. After being photographed, the participants are given a questionnaire with twelve questions asking why they have chosen this specific place and giving insight as to what they are experiencing during their travels.