I’m a photographer and writer based in Manchester.

I was a print journalist for 18 years, but now use photography, text 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 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 projects at a mental health space in Chester and at a homeless charity in Wigan. I 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’m currently working with an asylum seeker support group in Wigan.

I am a photography tutor at Manchester Metropolitan University.

I have a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism, an MA in photojournalism and documentary photography from London College of Communication and a PGCert. I’m a member of Post Photo Collective.