Miracle | Uganda

This is 12 year old Miracle.
She lives with her grandmother in Southwest Uganda. Sadly her parents both died of HIV and since then her grandmother has looked after her and sells at the local market earning “just enough” to pay the rent on her hillside home above the border town.

Although HIV Positive, the health of Miracle is really rather good. Thanks to a funding program from USAID and the tireless work of a Ugandan NGO, she receives regular medication to manage her health.

She told me she wants to be a doctor.

#usaid #uganda #ngo #africa #eastafrica #hiv #child #children#giveachildacamera #health #portrait

Smiles @ The Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards

Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards at the fabulous St Andrew’s Hall was held last week – well done to all the fabulous Eco Winners!

“What does a taxi company in Norwich, a school in Ellingham and an allotment enthusiast in Reepham have in common?

They were all recognised for their commitment to sustainability at the prestigious Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2018-19, held at the historic St Andrews Hall.

They were in good company – with other winners a volunteer group working in Tuckswood, a school in Reepham and a Norwich community interest company – at the evening hosted by biologist and conservationist Professor Ben Garrod. Speakers included Richard Powell, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 in recognition for his work in environment and sustainability.

Professor Garrod said: “I was thrilled to have the honour of hosting this event, which is a real celebration of the effort people are making to do their bit for the planet. It’s particularly inspiring to see the younger participants, who are not just tomorrow’s conservationists but already proving that you’re never too young to make a difference.”

Each of the winners received a handmade sustainable wood trophy and Ellingham VC Primary was presented with three tablets by sponsor Updata and Reepham High School scooped £500.”

*text sourced from Norfolk.gov*

#Norfolk #Norwich #Ecoawards #Awards #Photograhy #Event #2019

Cambridge Design and Construction Awards

Held in the wonderful grounds of St Catherine College in Cambridge the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards took place last week, showcasing truly awe-inspiring design and building projects throughout Cambridgeshire.

Watching the presentations is fascinating. It certainly offers food for thought and I often come away with ideas for building projects, albeit on a significantly different financial footing.

#Cambridge #StcatherineCollege #CDCA #Design #Awards

Long Weekend in Rabat

We’ve all heard of Marrakech, but how many of you have visited Rabat, Morocco’s capital?

It’s a lovely place for a quick weekend getaway and just a short affordable flight from the UK.
We had an absolute ball when we visited – staying in a souk in true old Moroccan style, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the ability to visit on the excellent train service both Meknes & Casablanca.

Fabis | South Western Uganda

Fabis.

I met this interesting lady last year while visiting some old friends in Western Uganda. I was truly captivated by the muted colours and wilderness of scene that unfolded in front of me.

30 year old Fabis has two children and works around 8 hours a day in the fields and banana groves earning 2500 ugx (50p) per day, in the village of Kachwekano. She suffers with bad eyesight.

Broads National Park Workshop

I feel privileged to be able to run this photographic workshop with the BIG-C in April 2019 in the stunning Broads National Park – book your place today!

“Unsure of how to use your camera? Looking to get the best from your equipment? Or do you simply want to create beautiful photographs of the Broads National Park? Spend a day learning the techniques from a professional all in aid of Norfolk’s cancer charity”

https://fundraise.big-c.co.uk/…/big-c-photographic-workshop/

Spring Sunset on Filby Broad

Justus | Uganda

Justus,
I met Justus last year in Western Uganda and was captivated by his community spirit and commitment to helping other people with HIV.
 
He kindly agreed to become part of my documentary series.
 
Justus is a peer educator Working with the MARPS health centre since 2007, he was diagnosed with HIV in 2004 with his wife, when they were tested together. “I was a primary teacher, but now I am a labourer” Justus is a Practising Catholic and now uses his knowledge to educate others about HIV & the dangers of contracting the disease. He walks around 15km to the health centre twice a week for medication.

Norfolk Broads Charity Photographic Workshop

In association with the fabulous Norfolk Charity Big C I’m running a photographic workshop on the Broads this Spring.

Join me for a wonderful afternoon on the Norfolk Broads, learning about photographic techniques and getting the most from your camera equipment.
Starting at 2pm, we will spend the afternoon shooting in two locations and then finish with an atmospheric sunset shoot. – Places are strictly limited.

https://fundraise.big-c.co.uk/…/big-c-photographic-workshop/

 

Sunrise at Oulton Broad

Some truly wonderful colours were evident this week during the winter sunrise.
On a morning which I had free, I popped out early onto Oulton Broad Marshes and captured a few frames, as the sun broke through. I particularly love the image of the reeds, as the sun is bursting through – rather emotive!

Fresh Looking Group Shots in Cambs

Group shots can often offer up several challenges.. In days gone by, photographers would typically line people up – one row standing, one row sitting and bang – that was the shot… thankfully, those times are largely gone and it’s enjoyable to use the space and furniture and create pleasing visuals that portray groups of people in a slightly more interesting way.