Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on January 20th, 2017.
A reaction to this win and fears of his administration taking America's values and practices back decades, resulted in Women's Marches taking place around the world on January 21st, 2017 and subsequent marches after.
These marches encouraged all to stand up against discrimination and promote positive values, solidarity and the protection of fundamental rights.
This year long personal project covered 2 events - The Women’s March, 2017 and the Stand-up to Racism march - both taking place in Central London. This is a small sample of images taken. The first image in this sample was used in the Nikon 100th Anniversary “I am” campaign.
In 2016 I started a year long personal project to document the people of Acton, west London. The project was inspired by the dramatic changes taking place in the community.
Private developers are demolishing council flats and parades of shops to replace with newer, privately owned buildings. These developments are changing the face of Acton, pushing the old community out.
The goal of this project was to document Acton’s rich and diverse community before they leave. Some have been living in Acton for over 30 years and are nervous about the uncertainty and changes taking place..
Many are being pushed further out of London into areas like Greenford and Uxbridge. Approximately 50 individuals were photographed over 3 sessions, including at an event organised by the Mayor of London’s office.
All participants spoke highly of Acton and the community.