MA Photographic Studies HNC Photography PGCE French Secondary BA French Studies
In 2011, I co-founded Portrait Salon with James O Jenkins, a Salon des Refusés of images which have been rejected from the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. The project is funded by the Arts Council and is toured nationally each year.
In October 2013, I founded and curated the inaugural Altrincham Arts Festival, a pop-up arts festival turning empty shops of the town into temporary art galleries. Over forty local artists exhibited across nine venues, attracting 4,000 visitors in ten days.
After initially studying French at University, I first took photography seriously in Paris where she was teaching English. Frustrated at not meeting French people, I enrolled on a darkroom printing course and haven't looked back; a MA in Photographic Studies at University of Westminster ensued, followed by seven years working as Gallery Coordinator at Photofusion in Brixton, where I met many influential photographers and honed her skills in organising events and curating. I now work as an independent curator and photographer alongside my teaching.
I write a blog on my thoughts on photography and regularly contribute articles to online magazines and blogs.
2013 A Town Called Altrincham, shown as part of Altrincham Arts Festival, Altrincham, Cheshire 2012 Retro Girls, solo show at Silverprint, London 2011 Retro Girls exhibited in Fifties, Fashion & Feminism, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 2010 Brixton People: Project and solo show at 45 Granville Arcade, Brixton Village, London 2009 Le Bain selected for Women in Photography South of the River, Lewisham Arthouse, London 2008 Earthly Treasures selected for LIP Annual Exhibition, Cotton’s Atrium, London. 2007 Le Bain, exhibited at Annual Open, group show at Café Gallery, London All the rest is silent, exhibited at SPAM, group show at Shoreditch Town Hall, London The Queen selected for CUBE Open Exhibition, CUBE, Manchester Le Bain, exhibited at Encounters, group show at Nolia’s Gallery, London 2006 Le Bain, selected for Open Salon, group show at Viewfinder Gallery, Greenwich The Queen exhibited at Ephemera, group show at Nolia’s Gallery, London