Zoe Newson | Paralympic Powerlifter

With the Paralympics underway, I thought it the perfect time to wish local (ish) girl Zoe Newson the best of luck in Rio.
Taking part in the <45kg power lifting contest, lets hope she can build on the bronze from London! **Update, I’ve just heard she won another Bronze…nice work Zoe!**

In 2014 I worked on a small feature about Zoe, enjoying a chat with her about the colourful career shes had and the commitment to training she has had to have to reach the top of her game. A top Paralympic athlete and a lovely person!

And the winner is…..

And the winner is… as many of you will have seen on social media, I’m really proud to announce that the photograph I shot at Eden School during my first visit to this wonderful rural location has won the 2015 Travel Media Awards – Photography category.

“The winners of the inaugural Travel Media Awards were announced on 10 November 2015 at a glamorous awards ceremony at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London.

The event was attended by the UK’s top travel media, with 20 publications, broadcasters, journalists and photographers collecting a prestigious award. The announcement follows extensive deliberation by panels of industry and media judges”

Thanks to everyone who has been on the journey with me thus far, with special thanks to the children at Eden, without this chance meeting and their shear enthusiasm I wouldn’t be a winner!

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Feel inspired and joyful of humankind!

Just under two weeks to go until the awards evening..!

I like to think I have helped inspire the children at Eden school to think about photography and art, giving them the opportunity to use cameras and try something new…. Equally, those children and others I have met during my East Africa travels have inspired me to think about life differently.

After all, look at the passion these kids have, how can you not feel inspired and joyful of humankind!

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