I am a 35 year old photographic artist from Hull, Yorkshire, England. I work as Assistant Lecturer at Coventry University's top ranked BA photography course in the UK. I also founded and run a project in Hull called Illuminate, out of my own initiative and funding, that offers a platform for aspiring photographers to critically engage with others and showcase their work. More recently for this organisation I was awarded a commission from Hull City Council for myself and three other photographers to produce a body of work investigating the legacy of City of Culture 2017. I am now also running this project.