My overarching interest lies in people and their stories, with childhood, youth, place and belonging often explored in the people and places photographed.
Working on personal and commissioned projects that range from exploring communities and children’s worlds through to long-term documentation projects.
2019 Festival Circulation(s), Paris ‘Family’ and 'In This Place'
2019 FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby 'In This Place'
2018-19 - Portcullis House, London and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool ‘209 Women’
2018-19 Slideluck Editorial global tour, DOCfield Barcelona and Fotofestival Solar Brazil (projections multimedia)
2018 Somerset House, London: Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
2018 Flow Fotofest, Inverness Selection images from 'In This Place'
2018 An Lanntair, Stornoway 10 From The North
2018 The Printspace, London Awards exhibition IPE160
2018 The Royal Photographic Society IPE 160 Exhibition Touring Exhibition See venue details.
2017/8 Scottish National Portrait Gallery: When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood from the National Galleries of Scotland
2017 Street Level Photoworks off-site exhibition at the Lillie Art Gallery: ‘In This Place’
2017 The Royal Photographic Society IPE 160 Exhibition PHOTOBLOCK at The Old Truman Brewery
2017 Getty Images Gallery London Renaissance Photography Prize
2017 Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Photoawards
2017 St Andrews Photography Festival (The Scores), Selection images from 'In This Place'
2017 Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow Ambit: Photographies from Scotland
2017 Glasgow Women's Library When the Light Shifts
2016 Krakow Photomonth Der Greif »A Process 2.0«
2016 CCA Glasgow, Beyond Epilepsy
2016 The Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Portrait Salon
2015-16 Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow Aspects of Childhood
2015 Embassy Tea Rooms, London, Portrait Salon
2015 Develop North, Aberdeen Documenting Britain Screenings
2015 Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Taylor Wessing exhibition (2014) tour
2015 Gallery 103, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow Documenting Britain
2014-15 National Portrait Gallery, London Taylor Wessing 2014 Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibiiton
2014 2014 Frames: Projecting International Photography (screenings), Curator and Exhibitor.
2013 Lucy Bell Gallery, Hastings, RESPONSE exhibition Miniclicks/Brighton Photo Fringe.
2013 Phoenix Gallery, Brighton. Works selected during live curation RESPONSE event. Part of Miniclicks at Brighton Photo Fringe.
2012 Napier University, Edinburgh Alumni Retrospective.
awards & selections
2019 Spectrum Award at FORMAT Portfolio Reviews
2018 Slideluck Editorial Leica Award with Leica Fotografie International
2018 Sony World Photography Awards: 2nd place Professional Category, Contemporary Issues
2017 Royal Photographic Society IPE 160: Gold Award Winner
2017 Renaissance Photography Prize: Finalist Series
2017 Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards: Winner 2nd place (Single Image Themed)
2017 LensCulture Portrait Awards: Finalist Series
2017 Magnum and Printspace Print SwapShop and Exhibition
2016 Selected by Der Greif for »A Process 2.0« at Krakow Photomonth
2014 Selected Taylor Wessing 2014 Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibiton
2014 Selected by Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York for Emerging Artists Auction
2013 Selected for exhibition at Lucy Bell Gallery. Part of Miniclicks at Brighton Photo Fringe.
2013 Selected at live curation RESPONSE event. Part of Miniclicks at Brighton Photo Fringe.
CNN / Roads & Kingdoms
National Galleries of Scotland
Edinburgh City Council
West Lothian Council
2018 The Best of LensCulture, Vol 2
2018 Exhibition Catalogue, Sony World Photography Awards
2018 'Photographing Family' - writing for the National Galleries of Scotland blog.
2017 'In This Place' newsprint (self-published) to accompany exhibition
2017 Exhibition Catalogue, The Royal Photographic Society IPE 160
2017 Exhibition Catalogue, Renaissance Photography Prize
2017 Exhibition Catalogue, Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards
2015 Exhibition Catalogue, Documenting Britain
2014 Exhibition Catalogue, Taylor Wessing 2014 Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibiton ISBN-10: 1855144875
2012 Photography at Edinburgh Napier University: A Retrospective. ISBN 978-0-902703-89-6.
teaching / facilitator/workshops
Full cv available on request
2018 Interview on Then There Was Us
2018 Interview with Newspaper Club
2018 Interview on Document Scotland about The Guisers.
2018 Interview and feature by Alasdair Foster in Photoworld China (print)
2018 Interview Fotopolis
2018 Feature article in Luel (print)
2018 Interview Art Bahrain (print)
2018 Interview British Journal of Photography
2018 Article on This Is Paper
2017 Article on It's Nice That about Family & In This Place
2017 Interview on FotoRoom
2017 Article on il Post about In This Place
2017 Featured Photographer PhMuseum
2017 Article on LensCulture about In This Place
2017 Featured photographer for April on Firecracker
2017 Feature on Shutter Hub
2017 Interview on Document Scotland
2014 LensCulture, Editors Pick
talks, tv & radio
2019 Document Scotland: Invited talk at salon event, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
2019 City of Glasgow College: Invited talk at ‘Stories Photo Fest’
2018 The Photography Show: Panel discussion with World Photography Organisation & Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Lillie Art Gallery: Artist Talk 'In This Place'.
2017 Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow: Artist Talk 'In This Place'.
2017 Edinburgh Napier University invited talk, Creative Lecture Series.
2016 Talk See Photography, CCA, Glasgow
Previously: various interviews and features including interview on “From the Edge”, BBC television, HTV Arts on exhibition at The Watershed, Bristol. Various radio interviews related to exhibitions, workshops, and residencies for BBC Radio 4 and BBC local radio