For over 25 years, I have photographed rural life, working closely with individuals and communities to investigate how the landscape is shaped by humans. From hill farmers near my home in North Yorkshire to Icelandic puffin hunters, from Finnish ice swimmers to Romanian nomadic shepherds my projects reveal the fascinating intricacies of the dependencies between people, work and the land. I am currently working on Made out of Orchards commissioned by the Martin Parr Foundation and Going to the Sand, an ongoing personal project collaborating with Morecambe Bay fishermen.
My long term project about flower farming includes FarmerFlorist celebrating the domestic flower growers of Britain, The Road to Tambuzi a collaboration with a Fair-trade rose farm in Kenya and most recently The Flower Fields, a commission from NEPN about flower farming and technology in Lincolnshire. FarmerFlorist was shown at Ryedale Folk Museum in 2018 and Oriel Colwyn in 2019 and published in Rakes Progress and on the BBC. It was also published by Another Place Press as part of their Field Notes series in 2020.
My project Home Work was published by Dewi Lewis in 2010 and was exhibited and published nationally and internationally including the Land exhibition as part of the Noorderlicht Festival, 2010. Home Work explores the lives of female home workers in the suburbs and villages in and around Hanoi, Vietnam in the face of increasing urbanisation.
Between 2012 and 2016 I was based in Laos where I was working on my long term project The Corridor of Opportunity which was supported by Arts Council England and undertaking editorial and NGO commissions throughout the Southeast Asia region. My series The Women of UCT6 which documents an all female UXO clearance team in Laos was published in the Financial Times Magazine (UK) and online.
Editorial clients include The Guardian Weekend, The Financial Times Magazine, The New Internationalist and The Telegraph.
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