I have been a photographer for almost 30 years, a Fellow of the BIPP and an advocate for the benefits of personal projects in order to keep my work fresh and to take me out of my comfortable place. My style working as an editorial and portrait photographer is recognised but always subtly changing and I would like to put my time more into projects such as On Rwanda. I have a deep hunger to get the very best out of myself and to make powerful, compelling work without compromising emotive values of my subjects - it needs to be honest. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my submission. Bella West.