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©MAPJ Degree show 2013
Resurrection. University of Westminster. Ambika P3. Marylebone Street. London MA Photojournalism Show 2013. Four one metre square prints, printed by Metro Imaging.

I originally studied photography on a BA (Honours) Fine Art course and graduated from University of Sunderland in 1994. A year later I moved to Brighton to train to be a teacher. By 2001 I set up a studio within Phoenix Brighton, where I practise today as an independent photographer. I am currently employed as Photography Tutor in Adult and Community Learning in London, Brighton and Essex.


University of Westminster.  MA Photojournalism. Distinction. (2014)
University of Brighton   Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Art & Design (1996)
University of Sunderland.
BA (with Honours) Fine Art. (1994)


National Open Art Competition. MS Amlin Sponsored Prize 'Continuity in an Uncertain World'. Mum's Not The Word. Finalist (November 2017)
National Open Art Competition. Mum's Not The Word. Finalist (September 2017)
10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Mum's Not The Word. Finalist in Editorial & Documentary category. (July 2017)
9th Edition Pollux Awards.
Mum's Not The Word.  Finalist in the Documentary category. (Nov 2016)
Photogrvphy Grant and Magazine. Mum's Not The Word. Nominee Award in People. (Oct 2016)
Sony World Photography Award
Mum's Not The Word, Finalist in the People category (Feb 2016)
International Photography Award.
I'm Not Voting Because... Honourable Mention. Professional Political/ Editorial. Honourable Mention (Oct 2015)
Magnum Photos & Photo London Graduate Award. Nomination. (April 2015)
Association of Photographers Open Award, Finalist. (Dec 2014)
International Photography Award. I'm Not Voting Because.. Honourable Mention. Student / Political/ Editorial. (Oct 2014)
University of Westminster. Scholarship Award to study MA Photojournalism (2012 - 2014)


Mum's Not The Word. National Open Art. The Barge House. Oxo Tower Wharf, London. (16-27 Nov 2017)
Mum's Not The Word. 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona.(3-15 Oct 2017)
Mum's Not The Word.
9th Pollux Awards Exhibition. Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona. (19-30 Sept 2017)
I'm Not Voting Because.. Devonshire Collective, Eastbourne. (27 April - 11 June 2017)
Mum's Not The Word.
Photokina, Cologne International Expocentre (Sept 2016)
Mum's Not The Word.
Sony World Photography Award. Somerset House. London. (April 2016)
The Fracktivists.
Place To B. COP21. Paris.  (Dec 2015)
The Fracktivists. Reclaim The Beats. Synergy Centre. Brighton. (Oct 2015)
The Fracktivists.
Red Alert.' PH21 Gallery. Budapest. (Oct 2015)
The Fracktivists. Firstsite, Golden Bus. Colchester, (Sept 2015)
I'm Not Voting Because…
Salon /14. Photofusion, London. (Dec 2014)
The Magician & Conscious. AOP Awards. Business Design Centre. Islington, London (Dec 2014)
I'm Not Voting Because… Photomonth Open - Richmix, London. (Oct 2014)
I'm Not Voting Because… Photomonth Photobook show. Cass Gallery. London. (Oct 2014)
I'm Not Voting Because... University of Westminster Showcase. London Gallery West. (Aug 2014)
I'm Not Voting Because… Departure. Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London(Aug 2014)
Resurrection. Moving Still. Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London (Sept 2013)
Living Rough - Rough Living. Photobook Show. Brighton Photo Biennial. Jubilee Library. (Oct 2012)
Living Rough - Rough Living. Brighton Photo Fringe. Brighton Housing Trust, First Base. (Oct 2012)
Illumini. Dickensian Hauntings. Shoreditch Town Hall, London (Sept 2012)
Sculpture & Photo Art. Photomonth. The Light, Shoreditch, London (October 2011)
Living Rough - Rough Living. First Base. Brighton Fringe Festival. (May 2012)
Sculpture & Photo Art. Brighton Photo Fringe. Everybody Inn, Brighton. (Oct 2010)
Wildlife. Access to Nature, Sussex Wildlife Trust. Brighton Photo Fringe. (Jun - Nov 2010)
Back & Front Photography Competition. Phoenix. Brighton Photo Fringe. (June – Nov 2008)
Sculpture & Photo Art. Glastonbury Festival. Outdoor photo show. (June 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013)
Smash Guru with Sam Haggarty & Wrekon. Brighton Fringe Festival. Phoenix.Brighton (May 2009)
Sculpture & Photo Art. Rocket Festival, Granada, With Wrekon. (May 2008)
Sculpture & Photo Art. With Sam Haggarty. Subway Gallery, London. . (May 2008)
Spider by Wrekon. What Haunts You? Helen Marshall The Photographers Gallery, London  (December 2008)
Tsunami. with Sam Haggarty. Brighton Photo Fringe. EnvironMental Open House. (Sept 2006)
Brighton City. Sussex Open. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. . (March 2004)
The Glow Project. Outdoor Projections.Brighton. (November 2003)
Clouds. . Wind Slept Cloud. Brighton Photo Biennial. Duke of York Cinema (October 2003)
Lost & Shit. Bad Sense of Humour. Jacobs Gallery. Birmingham.(September 2003)
Full Frontal Records. Press Photographer. (January 1999 to September 2001)
Brighton Fringe Festival. Various pop up shows around Brighton – Argus Lofts. (1997) Café Motu. (1998) The Burlington, (1999) a shoe shop in the North Laines. (2004)
The Eclipse. Time. Brighton Media Centre. (2000)
European Women Photographers Award. ‘Lost’  (February 1999)


Latest TV. Mum's Not The Word, Interview with George. (8 November 2017)
BBC South East Today.
Mum's Not The Word, Interview with Robin Gibson. (3 November 2017)
Essex Live. Mum's Not The Word, Interview. (30 October 2017)
The Argus. Mum's Not The Word, Interview with Robin Gibson. (7 November 2017)
Sony World Photography Awards.
Mum's Not The Word, interview with Matthew Oxley (March 2016)
Daily Mail. Mum's Not The Word. (23 February 2016)
New York Daily News. Mum's Not The Word. (23 February 2016)
Ephotozine. Mum's Not The Word. (23 February 2016)
Amateur Photographer. Mum's Not The Word. (23 February 2016)
Huck Magazine. I'm Not Voting Because…Interview with Robin Nierynck. (3 May 2015)
The Observer. New Review.  
I'm Not Voting Because…Interview with Corinne Jones  (3 May 2015)
The Guardian Online. .  I'm Not Voting Because… Interview with Corinne Jones  (3 May 2015)
University of Westminster. I'm Not Voting Because… Online interview (10 April 2015)
Helena Webb, University of Leeds. Deeds And Words?The Female Vote. Radio interview: (8 April 2015)
BBC News in Pictures. I'm Not Voting Because…(26 March 2015)
Brighton Independent. I'm Not Voting Because… (February 2015)
The Telegraph Online. I'm Not Voting Because… single image published (26 August 2014)
I'm Not Voting Because… Self-published photobook
The Telegraph Online. Resurrection, single image published (1 September 2013)
Wow. Self published Women’s Magazine (April 2013)
ITV Meridian News. Living Rough - Rough Living, news report (January 2013)
Self published, Living Rough – Rough Living. Book on homelessness in Brighton (August 2012)
Glastonbury Festival. Press Photography. (June 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011)
Insight. Press Photography (January 2003 – January 2004)
Wax. Full Frontal Records. (2000.)
Mixmag. Full Frontal Records. (1999)
The Source. Press Photography. (1999- 2000)
Digital Déjà Vu. Written by Beryl Graham. Signals Festival of Women Photographers catalogue. (1994)






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