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I’m a film photographer and writer born, living and working in London. My practice explores juxtapositions that occur in complex, urban landscapes in London and beyond. I address concerns with identity in relation to memory, architecture and environment, in particular how the geographies and spaces you inhabit shape perspectives and understanding of the self. I also utilise myself as a case study to re-frame and question themes around death and mental health. I place emphasis on the contemporary black female experience which has historically been underrepresented in art, in particular within the canon of film photography.


2015 to 2017: MA in History of Art with Photography - Birkbeck, University of London

2000 to 2003: BA (Hons) Fine Art - University Of Chichester 


METRO Imaging X Satori Mentorship - Finalist, 2019

Salon 2018 - PhotoFusion Photography Centre, December 2018 - Winner of Female photographer chosen by Kate O’Neil from The Old Girls Club

Group Exhibitions

Open Eye Gallery - Open Source Digital exhibition - Kinship, Liverpool, May 2019

Too Tired Project, Leica 6x7 Gallery Warszawa, Warsaw - Poland, March 2019

Everything I Ever Learnt - Shutter Hub Exhibition, Cambridge University, March 2019

Salon 2018 - Photofusion Photography Centre, London, December 2018

On Death group show 58 - Humble Arts Foundation online exhibition - curated by Jon Feinstein, September 2018

Familiar/Familial - Photo-Emphasis online exhibition - Juried by Rachel Jump, June 2018

PhotoEast Photography Festival 2018 - #ibelong18, June 2018

Reclaim Photography Festival 2018 - Wolverhampton Archive Centre and Dudley Archive Centre, May 2018

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN - Carmel by the Green - curated by WAVE Collective, London, April 2018

Salon 2017 - Photofusion Photography Centre, London, December 2017

Diaspora Dialogue - Winns Gallery, London, October 2017

Salon 2016 - Photofusion Photography Centre, London, December 2016


Semi Zine Magazine - Issue 1 - Alpha, 2018/19

Untitled Collective - Issue 8, July 2018

Shoot Film UK, Open Theme - Issue #4, 2017

Shoot Film UK, Artist Feature, 2017

Online References

Humble Arts Foundation

Mere Mortal

PhotoEast Photography Festival 2018


Revolv Collective

Scenario Podcast blog

Semi Zine Magazine

Shoot Film UK

The Old Girls Club

Untitled Collective

WAVE Collective