Photography and illustration for trade unions and NGO’s
I have had the pleasure of working with many trade unions since I started as a photographer and illustrator in 1994. I have covered campaigns, mergers, strikes, conferences, festivals and almost every other area in which unions are active. Some of my photography has won the TUC annual awards.
Trade union photography at conferences and AGMs
I have worked on conferences and AGMs for PCS, ACCORD, RMT and ASLEF. The types of shots I have taken include, portraits, delegates and the lecture, guest speakers, reactions from the audience, group shots and informal shots of delegates enjoying the event.
Delegate at ASLEF AGM
Group photograph at ACCORD conference
Questions from the floor – ACCORD conference
Guest speaker at trade union conference – John McDonnell
Images for magazines, journals and publications.
I often take images to go on the cover of the union journal or for editorial images to go inside. These might be documentary, illustrative or staged images.
Campaign illustrations and photomontages
Sometimes a still image cannot illustrate a complex story effectively but an illustration or photomontage made from a number of separate images can create a powerful campaigning image.
Commissioned Photomontage for CWU created using Photoshop
Jeremy Corbyn – leader of the Labour Party – Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival
Documentary photography project at Bristol University
I recently had to photograph medical students at different stages in their training at university and at teaching academies in Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Gloucester and Taunton. Through the five year course the students work in several different hospitals in the region experiencing a wide range of real and simulated medical situations. Some of the images in the documentary photography section of this website show students during a simulated medical emergency.
The images have been used by Bristol University in both print and screen form to illustrate the content of the course to prospective students.
Medical students relax between classes
There are more images from this series in the documentary section of the photography gallery.