Documentary Stories 1 & 2

1 : "Giving Back" I was commissioned by PLAN International children's charity to work on a project highlighting the newly established UN Rights of the Child.

I was to report on their varous child welfare projects in India, Banladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, select children and teach them how to use a Polaroid camera to photograph their own lives. While engaging with the children and their communities, all so welcoming and generous, it only felt right to give them something back: the copies of my Polaroid photographs of them.

The project became a personal essay on charity ethics and flagged up deep concerns around the photographing of poverty. 

2 : Cambridge Stories

A collection of observations of the citizens of Cambridge. Either Town or Gown they seem to exist fairly harmoniously despite differences in wealth, education and cultural values.  I had access to both.