I am a PhotoVoice-trained, DBS-checked workshop facilitator working with marginalised groups to offer them a 'voice' through participatory photography (a methodology also commonly known as photovoice).
I am Founding Director of In The Picture, a Bristol-based Community Interest Company providing community photography projects and photovoice workshops.
In partnership with charities, NGO's, SE's & Local Authorities I have worked with groups including survivors of trauma and domestic abuse; elders; children; people with learning difficulties and autism; people in recovery from drug & alcohol addiction, and people with experience of mental and emotional distress.
Please get in touch if you'd like to chat about ideas for future projects - I'm all ears!
In Winter 2010 I set up Mother Tongues, a participatory photography project in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Nepal (WFN).
Six female participants - all residents at the WFN shelter near Kathmandu - attended workshops twice a week where they learned basic digital camera and visual documentation techniques.
The project aimed to offer the women, who have all experienced extreme domestic violence and poverty, a voice with which to tell their stories in a safe and accessible way, increasing their self-confidence and learning new skills in photography and basic conversational English. It also offered an income-generating opportunity by producing an end-of-project postcard to sell, raising much-needed funds.