Born in Liverpool. Lives and works in the United Kingdom.
The current work Faultlines (2015-19) locates fragments of contested landscape within the UK Oil and Gas Authority onshore licence blocks scheduled for shale gas extraction. Using photography and testimony, the work investigates sense of place and belonging; examining lines of tension between local communities and the contentious method of fossil fuel production using hydraulic fracturing known as 'fracking'. The images are informed and inspired by stories gathered from people met within the anti-fracking movement.
Faultlines is an Arts Council funded collaborative project with ecologist and writer Helen Baczkowska. Click here for the contextual essay.
2014 MFA Photographic Arts (with distinction) - University of Plymouth
1994 MSW (Social Work) - University of York
1980 BSc (hons) Physiology & Biochemistry - University of Reading
2015 Arts Council England 'Grants for the Arts'
2013 Warrington Photography Open - award winner
2015 Beyond the Shingle Bank book selected by Impressions Gallery for Photobook Fair
2006 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
2000 Award for Innovation - Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames