I’m a photographer and writer based in Manchester.

I was a print journalist for 18 years, but now use photography, text, collage, and audio to tell stories and help other people do the same.

Between 2011 and 2014 I worked closely with Roma families to tell visual stories about their new lives in the UK. This was funded by Arts Council England, Side Gallery, the Lipman-Miliband Trust and Big Issue North Trust. I also collaborated with families from the English Romani and Irish Traveller communities and independently documented the impact of urban regeneration on northern communities for a number of years. During the pandemic I produced a body of work in my own community of Levenshulme. You can see all these under the ‘personal work’ tab in the menu bar, left.

Since then I’ve delivered socially engaged projects at a mental health space in Chester and at a homeless charity in Wigan. I’ve recently worked with members of the Traveller community in a residency with Open Eye Gallery, looking at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their lives. Explore this here.

I am a photography tutor at Manchester Metropolitan University.

I have a postgraduate diploma (NCTJ) in newspaper journalism and an MA in photojournalism and documentary photography from London College of Communication. I’ve undertaken training in participatory/socially engaged practice with Photovoice, Open Eye Gallery and The Turnpike Gallery. I’ve also done early-stage dementia awareness training with Arts 4 Dementia.

I’m a member of Post Photo Collective.