Baobab Centre - For young survivors in exile

Late last summer I met and photographed a group of young people who are supported by the Baobab Centre. Their stories are extraordinary,  their determination to build a new life inspiring. The images were make for an event earlier this year at which their remarkable stories were shared and celebrated.

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Mind You - A mental health website for young people

Early in the summer I was contacted by Christina Wheeler from in South Gloucestershire Council, who was working with a group of young people to create a website about mental health. The website will act as an information hub for 11 – 18 year-olds, parents, carers and professionals, giving ideas about how to keep mentally healthy and where to access local services. I spend a day in June with this lovely group of young people, making portraits for the website.

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Working with Artists First on their ongoing HLF Archive Project

I have worked with Artists First, a group of disabled artists with learning disabilities, for many years now. During 2016/17 they have been building an archive of their work and projects that will be launched as a website and accompanying film in late in 2017 to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Over the past few months I have been photographing hundreds of their paintings and drawing to be included in the archive and I have also produced a series of portraits of the artists for the new website.

 Emily and Charlotte from Artists First

Emily and Charlotte from Artists First

'Time Passes' a day by the sea with Tim Andrews


I met Tim as the result of a twitter encounter, Tim has Parkinson Disease and over the past 7 years he has embarked on an extraordinary project, during which time he has been photographed by around 400 photographers. I already knew about Tim’s project, as a few friends had worked with him already, you can find out more about the project, the photographs and the photographers on Tim’s blog ‘Over the Hill’

In early July I headed to Brighton to meet Tim, and after some tea and chatting, we travelled by road to West Wittering, a significant place to each of us. Tim has written a very evocative piece about the day, which you can read here 'Time Passes'

 

 

 

 

 

This is another from earlier in the day