I met Emma and Kit just before London Photo Festival was first launched. It was 2011 and I had recently given up my day job to become a photographer full time, well actually a photography student (mature). Taking part as an exhibitor in those first exhibitions gave me first hand experience of exhibiting, selling my work and more importantly introduced me to a new broad network of London photographers, critics and media. Emma and Kit were always accommodating and flexible in their support. I can honestly say the London Photo Festival experiences helped me a great deal in my development as a documentary photographer
After four years of studying photography at the University of Westminster as a mature student I have recently graduated with a 1st ( exceeding all my expectations). I am now embarking on my new career as a documentary/social documentary photographer. In 2013/14 I completed a project “Twenty Days Later” – a short video and exhibition on the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh. My film was adopted by the Bangladesh Accord an organisation working to improve conditions in Bangladesh’s garment industry. The success of that project encouraged me to focus on documentary photography.