More about my work:
My photographic practice in particular focuses on the familiar. I focus on the representation of local communities, reflecting on society at points of loss and change, through a particularly physical and performative handling of the camera. I often look to work in collaboration with the individuals & communities who make up each specific place, questioning how a co-authored and co-produced approach to practice creates greater narratives and representations of our shared society.
I am a photographic artist and curator, specialising in socially engaged practice. I am also the the Head of Engagement for Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, where alongside my own practice, I seek to instigate and produce collaborative photography projects that support & promote social change.
Over the past 10 years, I have undertaken a number of socially engaged residences with communities, exploring co-authorship at all stages of the process. Increasingly I am simultaneously employing both artist and curator expertise, for example in the FACT Veterans film club & digital Over60s projects, delivering critically engaged quality artwork with communities across health, community & heritage settings.
I have recently completed a Masters by Research degree in socially engaged photography practice at Manchester School of Art, and now teach on a Masters course of the same name at the University of Salford.