I'm working on a portrait series entitled 'Here To Stay', 11 of the 24 commissioned portraits were exhibited in London between Thursday 2nd - Monday 6th of August. This new body of work is a series of photographic portraits of nurses from the Windrush Generation will be accompanied by transcripts of interviews to contextualise participants' experiences while working for the NHS.
Here To Stay will be exhibited at Medicine Gallery, central Birmingham, 17th September - 4th of October.
Invisible Britain launch: 1st of November at Curzon, Soho, London.
- This photobook concerns individuals across the UK who have been impacted by austerity, deindustrialisation and cuts to public services. An accompanying interview published alongside the commissioned portrait will highlight an example of one individual's lived experience in a changing society in which many feel misrepresented in the media and out of sync with the government and politicians.
Autumn/ Winter 2018
In September I'll begin a new commission/ residency, aiming to create a contemporary archive of people who live and work in Birmingham's Jewellery Quatre, residents as well as visitors, commissioned by Jewellery Quatre Development Trust via Heritage Lottery Fund.
I've also been commissioned by Multistory to produce a new body of work, on a topic of my choice, anywhere in the Black Country. The results of this portrait series will feature in an exhibition as part of their photography festival in the Black Country, Spring 2019.
October 2015 - July 2016: stills photographer, videographer and co-editor of Love Doc (2016):
Following the sold out world premiere at mac Birmingham and well attended subsequent screening's across the UK, director Remi McKenzie was invited to host screenings of Love Doc in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Soweto, South Africa.
More information/ social media campaign: #LoveDoc2016
Diaspora Britain received an estimated footfall of 133,000 during October 2015. (4x4 meters, vinyl)