University of Sunderland

MA Photography                                                                                                                                           2018 – 2020

Modules include:

  • The Publication

  • Issues in Contemporary Photographic Practice

  • Contextual Studies: Issues In Contemporary Photographic Practice


BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging – First Class                                                        2015 - 2018



‘A TAle of Two Cities’’ – An online exhibition of digital collage exploring commerce in Sunderland - past, present and future. Part of a residency with Norfolk Street Arts.                                                                                                         2020

‘Art & Liberation’ - An exhibition exploring the importance of creativity to the mind. Images from my work In Contrast…were featured.                                                                                                                             

The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle upon Tyne.                                                                                                     2018

‘Lux Exhibition’ – My exhibited autobiographical work, In Contrast..., focused on depression, anxiety and the wellbeing afforded to me by the sea.

Priestman Gallery, Sunderland.                                                                                                                   2018

‘Binareality’ – Empowering young people to embrace their voice and use it to promote change.

City Campus, Sunderland College, Sunderland.                                                                                       2017

‘Picture the Poet’ – An online exhibition showcasing photographic responses to poetry.

National Portrait Gallery, London.                                                 2016

‘The World Portrait Exhibition’ – An exhibition which considered the social importance of the portrait.

Priestman Gallery, Sunderland.                                                                                                                  2016

‘Sunderland Then and Now’ - Using contemporary photography alongside historical artworks to highlight the changing face of Sunderland.

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.                                                                                               2015-16



‘The Royal Photographic Society Contemporary Photography Journal (Number 77 Autumn 2020)’ – Featured my autobiographical work, In Contrast..., previously exhibited in Sunderland.                                                                                        2020

‘The Lion and the EUnicorn’ – Self-published zine (50 copies). I took the text from the EU Draft Withdrawal Agreement and combined it with archival imagery to explore the subject of Brexit.                                                                                    2019

‘Spanish Flu Now’ - Told the stories of six characters caught in a new pandemic. I provided images and content for a character called Nathan.                                                                                                                                                                               2018

‘Entitle’ magazine – A publication showcasing local artists to celebrate the Great Exhibition of the North. My work In Contrast… featured prominently.                                                                                                                                                  2018


Artist Talks

‘Creative Lives’ – A series of talks organised by the University of Sunderland. I discussed my career to date and my current body of work as part of the Norfolk Street Arts residency.                                                                                                2020

‘Hothouse Liverpool’ – As part of LOOK Photo Biennial in Liverpool, I discussed my work ‘The Lion and the EUnicorn’ which explored the subject of Brexit.                                                                                                                                          2019

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