I work primarily as a coordinator of exhibitions and events programmes for Ffotogallery, the national development agency for photography and lens-based media in Wales.

Over the past five years, I have worked on a wide range of multi-site presentations and related events exhibiting international photographers including Anna Fox, Edgar Martins, Daniel Meadows and Jo Longhurst. In May 2013, Ffotogallery also produced the first Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography.

I also work independently on a variety of projects for artists, photographers and arts organisations. This work ranges from producing high specification documentation images of exhibitions; designing and producing self-published artist books and promotional material; curating exhibitions and writing on photography.

My education has been varied and vocational; starting at Leeds College of Art, I graduated with distinction from an ND in Graphic Design and later a HND in Photography and Digital Media. This gave me the specific critical base and practical skill-building I needed to develop as a young designer and photographer and to later complete a BA (Hons) degree in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport in 2008.

As a photographer, my work has been exhibited at Impressions Gallery, Bradford; Fotosommer Stuttgart, Germany; Vyner Street Gallery, London and Candid Arts Space, London. In 2011, I co-curated an exhibition of works by Singaporean photographic artist, Zhao Renhui. The exhibition, entitled ‘The Institute of Critical Zoologists’ was held at Chapter, Cardiff between 27 April and 17 June 2012 and included a residency and site-specific installation at National Museum Cardiff.

As an educator I lead workshops and training in analogue and digital photography and Adobe Creative Suite programmes such as Photoshop and InDesign.

As a tutor, I look forward to supporting individuals to develop an in-depth understanding of the processes, dissemination and contexts of photography in order to create critically engaging work that they are truly passionate about.

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“Photography and visual language are at the heart of my professional practice.”

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