16 imagesThirteen years after the fall of the Taliban regime, there have been tangible gains for Afghan women. The international community is quick to say that almost four million girls are in school now and that the rights of women have been dramatically improved. However, most women in Afghanistan are still vulnerable. Unveiled lets thirty women explain their situation in their own words while standing in front of a camera.
31 imagesParadise Lost uses the cultural significance of gardens to understand what life is really like for those living in the shadows of war. Gardens symbolise permanence, longevity, triumph in adversity, hope, growth and Paradise. They also provide food, shade, peace, fuel, protection, privacy and escape. Nurturing them is an integral part of defiance, resistance and therapy in a time of war. Combining powerful images and sensitive interviews, Paradise Lost shines an empathetic light on conflict and is a fresh way of looking at the narrative of war through the personal stories of those living through them and peaceful images. We look at conflicts in Afghanistan, The Ukraine, Israel and Gaza through both the cultural and personal significance of gardens which in each country offers a nuanced and often unexpected insight. This is an ongoing project
16 imagesA series of portraits of British soldiers over a period of eight months, before, during and after their operational deployment in Afghanistan. The portraits are captioned with the thoughts and feelings of each individual. They speak of fear, being injured, losing a brother soldier, missing home, excitement, coming home, and what life is like on the frontline As the body count of British servicemen killed or wounded rose and the political ramifications of the British army’s presence in Afghanistan became increasingly convoluted, more and more soldiers felt like they didn’t have a voice, or at least, weren’t being listened to. ‘We Are The Not Dead’ is an attempt at giving the brave young men and women the chance to speak.