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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.

Education

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

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

Awards

METRO Imaging X Satori Mentorship - Finalist, 2019

Salon 2018 - Photofusion Photography Centre, December 2018 - Winner of Female photographer chosen by Katie O’Neil from the Old Girls Club

Group Exhibitions

Salon 2018 - Photofusion Photography Centre, London, December 2018

On Death - 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

Matter. Place. An Other - Gallery 202, Online exhibition, September 2015

Recycle - Loughton Arts Centre, London, March 2014 

Art for All - Deptford X Festival - curated by Harry Pye, London, October 2013

I Remember - A Side B Side Gallery - curated by Harry Pye, London, November 2012

Publications

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

PhotoEast Photography Festival 2018

Photo-Emphasis

Photofusion Photography Centre

Reclaim Photography Festival 2018 

Revolv Collective

Semi Zine Magazine

Shoot Film UK

Untitled Collective

WAVE Collective