Hannah Gal
Hannah's writing, photography, film and illustration credits include The Independent, MacWorld, Photo District News, The British Journal of Photography, MTV, MacUser, SKY, BBC1, CNN, The New Yorker, Adobe, Apple, PhotoshopCreative, The Guardian, HollywoodShorts, Edinburgh festival and The Artist among others.

Hannah was nominated for the Beck’s Futures Prize and has been the subject of artist profiles on Apple.com, BBC, Adobe.com and MTV.

She is the author of several art books and has given talks for Apple (London store), the Media Trust, Adobe and Corbis.

Described by Brief Encounters as a 'groundbreaking filmmaker', Hannah shot her Adobe commissioned film Breathe, entirely under water.
The film's worldwide screenings include Edinburgh, Foyles and the ICA, Channel4 and Hollywood Shorts. This 'disturbingly beautiful' short was followed by the documentary Hollow Men based on the life of Leon Greenman (An Englishman in Auschwitz), parts of which were screened on BBC1.

Hannah's film Savage brought her take on America's worst ever recorded child abuse case. The film was supported by the UK Film Council, merited a call from Spielberg's On The Lot, and
following an Edinburgh festival screening, won Hannah a recommendation for the Sundance feature film program.

Hannah is currently working on a shorter edit for My Friend The End and researching a documentary about domestic abuse.

Hannah seeks reason and great coffee wherever she goes. Wishes she was born earlier so she could see Richard Pryor and George Carlin live. Follows Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Ted.com among others. Loves creativity, music and film, bitterly disappointed by visual art.

Entries by Hannah Gal

From Sir Bruce to Bowie; A Conversation With Strictly's Hayley Sanderson

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2014 | (12:14)

She has captivated millions with her powerful singing on Strictly Come Dancing and has echoed the thoughts of many when expressing her views on the X Factor phenomenon.
The talented Hayley Sanderson takes time from recording her new album to speak of "a new generation of Bowies, Dylans...

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A Day at the Races - Isn't It Time We Put an End to Such Animal Abuse?

(3) Comments | Posted 20 March 2014 | (11:56)

"A horse in such pain that it hurt him even to stand, powerful prescription thyroid medication dumped into horses' daily feed, a seemingly endless cycle of pain injections to keep the horses running and horses who had been blistered with chemical paint as a way to stimulate healing and keep...

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Small Babies, Big Lives; The Charity Helping the NHS Save Lives

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2014 | (13:23)

Harriet Laura Amy Leah was born at 37 weeks on 16th November 2012 by c-section. "She was laying very awkwardly" explains her mum Zena, "doing the splits and her cord was presenting, had my waters gone the cord would have been the first thing out and she would have most...

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Invisible Scars - A Conversation With a Victim of Domestic Abuse

(3) Comments | Posted 15 March 2014 | (16:36)

"The scars don't have to be visible to hurt" says 34-year-old Milly as she reflects on life with an abusive husband.
"I went on The Freedom program assuming I will be surrounded by abused women with black eyes but they were all like me, scarred on...

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The Rise and Rise of the BRIC Nations

(0) Comments | Posted 11 March 2014 | (18:04)

Describing herself as "well travelled and a bit over socialised", Lydia Vladimirskaya is a Russian born entrepreneur and a socialite. She grew up in Moscow "in the most dangerous time of the mafia war 90's", before settling in London in 2011.

Often spotted in London, Monaco, Dubai and St Tropez...

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Al Pacino Season at the BFI; The Godfather: Part II's Cinema Release

(0) Comments | Posted 17 February 2014 | (11:40)

Forty years after its original release, Coppola's masterpiece The Godfather: Part II is to screen in UK cinemas. Park Circus's release of The Godfather: Part II (restored in 4K) returns to the big screen from the 21st of February, opening at BFI Southbank and selected cinemas nationwide.

For film...

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Blackadder to CNN; Q&A with Kemistry's Graham McCallum

(0) Comments | Posted 28 January 2014 | (23:42)

From the 1966 graphics department of the BBC to transforming the look of contemporary broadcast news with CNN's redesign, Kemistry gallery founder Graham McCallum takes time to reflect on a five decade career, his work for iconic Jackanory and Blackadder, the genius of Saul Bass and how "fresh ideas come...

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Taschen's 100 Illustrators: An Engaging Glimpse at Illustration's Finest

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2014 | (14:01)


Taschen's book 100 Illustrators, is aptly described by its editors as featuring "today's most successful and important illustrators from around the globe". This is a stylishly designed and highly engaging edition that sheds an illuminating light on illustration's trends and practices....

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Create and Manage HTML Websites Without Writing Code; The Rise and Rise of Webydo

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2014 | (23:50)


New data released by trend setting Israeli company Webydo, reveals some eye opening information about the web design industry.

The illuminating inforgraphics tell of 785 million websites in existence and an astounding 16 million added each month. The question is who is creating these millions of new business websites?

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Street Collections to Slacktivism, a Conversation With Ben Carter of Response One

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2014 | (12:46)


Times of austerity and highly savvy consumers mean challenging times for charities. In order to keep existing supporters and attract new ones, charities need a sound understanding of customers' buying behaviour, attitudes and habits.

This is where Response One comes...

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Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust, A Conversation With Legendary Sound Engineer/Producer Ken Scott

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2014 | (07:59)

'David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Beatles..it is hard to believe that a single individual would be involved with so many all time greats' I tell legendary sound engineer and producer Ken Scott.

'Oh absolutely', Ken replies humbly, 'I have a talent that I was lucky enough, or blessed,...

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Have Yourself a Very Humanist Christmas; a Conversation With Revd Sue Powell

(0) Comments | Posted 22 December 2013 | (01:15)

"Do you welcome those who celebrate a non religious Christmas?" I ask Reverend Sue Powell, "even world famous atheist Richard Dawkins has spoken of his love for this holiday"
'..Of course we welcome people' replies the Hayes Free Church Reverend, "those of faith...

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The Importance of Teaching Children That 'It's OKAY to Say I Don't Know'

(1) Comments | Posted 18 December 2013 | (12:42)

Sharing early memories on BBC Radio recently, noted scientist Richard Dawkins spoke of the greatest lesson learnt at school. Most memorable for this renowned thinker was not an awe inspiring scientific discovery or a mind challenging ethical puzzler, but the realisation that 'it is OKAY to say I...

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Palestinian Director Scandar Copti Talks About Ajami, Oscars and His New Script

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2013 | (11:27)

Scandar Copti's Ajami is considered by many to be a landmark in cinematic history. The film's gripping story, as told through five different viewpoints struck a cord with audiences worldwide and earned Copti and his collaborator Yaron Shani an Oscar nomination.

With a new...

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16 Million Websites Added Monthly but Who Creates These?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (11:18)

In light of Wix's (DIY website creator for amateurs) recent file for IPO at a company valuation of $700M, Webydo's CEO Shmulik Grizim has kindly shared the company's own market analysis with us.
With a staggering 75 million websites in existance and an astounding...

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History in the Making - Controversial Animal Rights Campaigner Gary Yourofsky to Speak at the Israeli Knesset

(2) Comments | Posted 2 December 2013 | (11:54)

A message from unrelenting animal rights activist Gary Yourofsky tells of the American leg of his lecture tour coming to an end, astoundingly giving 89 talks in 12 states!

The really remarkable news however is the invitation to speak at the Israeli Knesset.

'I have some pretty interesting news' says...

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It's Okay to Say I Don't Know'; The Miracle of I Wonder by Annaka Harris

(1) Comments | Posted 2 December 2013 | (10:55)

'Do you think Father Christmas will bring me this book?' asks little Shaye Lee. Not surprised by her fascination with I Wonder, I suggest adding the title to her Christmas list.
'Look at the beautiful butterflies..' the six year old cries in amazement as she turns the...

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'Not Just Making Girls Skinny, We Often Make Them Bigger!' - In Conversation With a High End Celebrity Retoucher

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2013 | (23:00)

"I wish retouching wasn't getting such a bad rap by people thinking we are making girls skinny" says high end retoucher Carrie Beene, "that is the very least of what we do, in fact we often make them bigger!"

As the controversy surrounding digital manipulation of celebrities and the negative...

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They Paved Paradise - When Feed Cattle Replaces the Beautiful Amazon Forest

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2013 | (14:35)

'They are devastating the rainforest, says Robert Goodland passionately, 'cutting down the trees, using slave labour for much of it and putting up cattle, cutting down more trees for huge monocultural fields of cattle feed..'

The man who served as the World Bank Group's environmental advisor for 23 years, has...

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In Conversation With Bryan Adams and ITN's Caroline Froggatt about Wounded: The Legacy of War

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2013 | (12:21)

Red poppies on every street corner, bleeding hearts and wounded souls making their voice heard on a day of rememberance. From the devastating Born on the Fourth of July to the suffering of shelshocked Israeli soldiers, the plight of those living with unhealable, soul destroying scars has always been close...

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