In early December I went to the Photofusion SALON/18 exhibition pv. This selected show of members work is always worth seeing and there was some excellent work this year. My Fairways book was selected and is the pink book seen here on the bookshelf, along with other photo books including those by Chloe Rosser, Lewis Bush and David O’Mara. The exhibition continues until 12 January.
On 13 December I went to the private view for the 209 Women exhibition at Portcullis House, The Houses of Parliament. It was exciting to see the portraits of all the 209 women MPs which had been taken by 209 women photographers. The images had been printed and framed by Metro Imaging, and were beautifully curated by Cheryl Newman, Hilary Wood, Tracy Marshall and Lisa Tse. It was really enjoyable to catch up with photo friends at the event and to see my photograph of Gillian Keegan MP installed within this groundbreaking show.
As 2018 comes to a close it’s time to look back on a year that has brought some wonderful opportunities to travel. Visiting Iceland, Portugal, Arles, Vancouver and Tangier was incredible and I look forward to returning to Arles and Canada again in 2019.
This year has also been good for developing different photography projects and for connecting with other photographers. As a member of London Independent Photography, Photofusion, and Shutterhub I feel part of a supportive and diverse photography community. This year I’ve been grateful to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Hariban award, to have been an awardee of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, to have been nominated for the celebratory RPS 100 Heroines, and to have been a contributor to the inspiring 209 Women Project. Looking ahead to 2019 I will enjoy following the 209 Women exhibition up to Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool in February, and have a solo exhibition scheduled which is exciting. More news to follow in the New Year!