People & Place
The galleries in People & Place explore identity, environment, memory & culture. Griots are musicians & storytellers in West Africa. I met Mamy Kanouté in Senegal on an artistic residency. I travelled with Mamy to the village of Kousanar where she grew up, & spent time in the Dakar neighbourhood of Patte d'Oie in the company of singers, musicians & dancers from her her extended family.
The performer & writer Ngnima a.k.a. Tie was part of the same residency, & together we returned to her childhood homes - in the Dakar barracks, & on the mystical island of Niodior.
The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra has grown from a small group of church musicians in one of the poorest cities in the world to become a full-scale symphony orchestra of 200 musicians. I went behind the scenes on their UK tour.
Truth to Power Café is a live performance event combining theatrical monologue, personal testimony, poetry & photography. Participants are invited to answer the question "Who has power over you & what do you want to say to them?" My portraits of participants are projected as part of the show.
The anonymous portraits in Hidden Stories were created collaboratively with people exploring their experiences of living with an invisible condition or disability.