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I’m a photographic artist specialising in complex and difficult emotional experiences. Both my BA and MA in Photography focused on the transformational impact of arts on mental health, building on my own lived experience. My work focuses on themes of wellbeing and brokers dialogue around taboo topics such as self-injury, suicide and personal and institutional archives. I shoot commissions, consult on wellbeing projects and teach photography. I regularly exhibit, speak at events and facilitate participatory arts projects across fine art, educational and clinical institutions in the UK and worldwide.

I’m the Artistic Director of the Free Space Project, a pioneering arts & health charity providing arts and community activities through social prescribing to 28,000+ patients across two NHS sites in north London.

I currently run the Arts & Health Hub, funded by Arts Council England, a place for artists to connect, learn & share resources about arts & health. As part of this I run a monthly peer group mentoring and supporting artists exploring health and wellbeing in their practice. In addition I organise events and exhibitions exploring and encouraging the much needed debate on the benefits of arts for those with experience of mental difficulties.

I sit on the board of trustees for the charity London Arts in Health Forum. I interview artists over at Fragmentary.org, a website devoted to the exploration of mental health within photography.

Get in touch, let’s work together. View my CV. I’m based in London.

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Read about my work in the Guardian. Watch this short film by WEX about how photography saved my life; read about my work on BBC News or read this article for the Wellcome Collection about my journey; hear me talk about photography on Ben Smith’s A Small Voice podcast.