Sounds Unseen, an exhibition commissioned in 2017 by St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York, is a visual narrative of life in the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Northern France, seen through the remarkable work of The Calais Sessions - a live music and recording project which I photographed over a period of several months. The exhibition toured to the Galway International Arts Festival in 2018.
Displaced Connections, exhibited at the 12 Star Gallery at Europe House in London in 2018, portrays the shocking living conditions of temporary refugee settlements in Serbia and Greece, and captures the powerful impact of the work of arts-led NGO Clowns Without Borders UK.
Traces, an ongoing collaboration with performance artist Marisa Garreffa, explores the transformative and healing power of ritual and performance, and the intersection between photography, creative process and live art.
In 2019 the Brighton-based arts charity Root Experience commissioned me to create a series of collaborative portraits of people living with invisible disabilities. The images accompanied the launch of the book Hidden Stories, marking the culmination of Root Experience's award-winning workshop programme.
Since 2013 I’ve been photographing the Taragalte Festival of music and nomadic culture on the edge of the Sahara Desert in South Morocco - documenting the impact of environmental change in the region and the vibrant artistic community the festival creates.
In Truth to Power Café with London Artists Projects, my portrait photographs contribute to a live theatrical narrative, amplifying and bearing witness to the moving personal testimonies made by participants in the show.
For Theyyam - Living Deities I immersed myself in the ancient Hindu ceremonies of Northern Kerala, to capture vivid stories of the gods re-enacted in nocturnal ritual performances.
I'm fascinated by the intersection between photography, creative process and live performance, and love working alongside musicians, theatre artists, choreographers and dancers. Assignments have included Circus Hub - a residency with international circus artists in Edinburgh, touring the UK with the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra, and collaborations with Crying in the Wilderness Productions, choreographer Kettly Noël, and physical theatre company New Public.
On an artistic residency in Kolkata as part of Re:Imagine India with the National Centre for Writing & the British Council, I gathered fragments of visual drama to explore the intensity of daily life on the streets of this multi-layered city where the past and the present collide. My photo essay Something has Already Happened, was published by Seagull Books in 2019 in the anthology Writing Places.
During the COVID-19 lockdown between March and July 2020 I focused on my own neighbourhood of London SE1, to create Life in the Time of Corona - a body of work exploring isolation, absence and disconnection.
I'm currently working on Placing Home, a new commission from Galway International Arts Festival in 2021, for which I'm collaborating with people who have lived experience of Direct Provision (the system for housing asylum seekers in Ireland). I showed some work-in-progress for this project in the 2019 edition of the Galway festival, and have made an online exhibition for the GIAF 2020 Autumn Edition.