I am a London based photographer with a particular leaning towards black and white portraiture. In recent years my work has included a diverse set of requirements from landscape and artwork commissions to working with dancers and pro-bono for a charity in the slums of Uganda. Amongst this, personal exploration of ideas and projects - centering on people - remain an important focus.

Current projects

The Face of Defiance (2015 - to date)

A portrait study of survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM), and those who campaign against it in conjunction with the international award winning FGM campaigner Leyla Hussein. Our aim has been to seek to change the dialogue about how survivors of FGM are portrayed.

Acquisitions of portraits by the National Portrait Gallery

2017 Leyla Hussein

2018 Hoda Ali

2018 Hibo Wardere

 Exhibitions

2016 Washington DC - National Museum for Women in the Arts

2016 Washington DC - US Institute for Peace

2017 Dublin - Human Dignity Foundation

 2017 New York - Rogue Space Gallery

2017 Dakar, Senegal - The Girl Generation

2018 London - Home Office

2018 London - Department for International Development

2018 London - Women of the World Festival

Clients and sponsors include the Wallace Global Fund, the Human Dignity Foundation, Options UK and The Girl Generation.

Shadow Aspect (2017) A book in design.

A lifestyle photographic study of Mara Galleazi, former principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, in her role of principal dancer in Tim Podesta’s award winning ballet Shadow Aspect.

Membership

International Dance Council at UNESCO. Dance photographer.

Jason Ashwood

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