British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain Award 2019

So proud to announce that I have been shortlisted for the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain Award with this self portrait of Charlie and I breastfeeding at home. Such an honour to be on a list with so many photographers who I look up to. See the final 100 selected images across the UK on billboards in the Autumn and find my photo in the Portrait of Britain book published by Hoxton Mini Press out soon.

See the full shortlist here.

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Royal Photographic Exhibition 2018 Shortlist

So pleased that my photo of body positivity and disabled rights activist Imogen Fox has been shortlisted for The Royal Photographic Society 2018 Exhibition. Read Imogen's powerful story for my Body of Women project here. And see the full RPS shortlist here, super pleased to see fellow Bristol photo pals Izzy De Wattripont and Jamie E Murray on there too.

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See my work at this month's Uniqlo TATE Late - Super Flex Community

Super excited that two of my photographs have been selected to be shown at The Tate Modern this Friday 27th October as part of the next Uniqlo Tate Lates.   

My photos will be projected on the walls alongside a selection Reggie Yates's photographs and images from an amazing selection of other photographers. The photographs feature those who have helped the individuals reach their potential, so I thought I'd share my images here and explain why I submitted them to be shown.

Mel for  Birdsong

Mel for Birdsong

I shot this one last year as part of a lookbook for ethical fashion label Birdsong. Sophie and Sarah, founders of Birdsong, have built a brand on two principles which are values I also fiercely advocate; 'No sweatshops, no photoshop'. I was so proud to shoot this series for them and since then they have been brilliant supporters of what I do. See more of the images I shot for them here.

Rupi Kaur  -  Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur - Milk and Honey

When poet and author Rupi Kaur commissioned me to photograph this series to celebrate the release of her first book Milk and Honey I just knew it was the beginning of something magic. Using her personal experience as the inspiration for her work and sharing her stories of pain and healing, Rupi has built a strong community of followers around her online and in real life and in turn helped others to heal themselves. Working with her inspired me to create work which was more honest and personal and lead to the very beginnings of Body of Women. See the rest of our series of photographs here.