In July 2016 I was selected to compete in Adobe UK’s first Photography Jam event, held in Shoreditch, London. This involved being given the surprise brief of ‘Darkness, Light and Time’, followed by three hours to come up with an idea and shoot it.

I decided that Moorfields Eye Hospital would be a good subject for this, and started my journey at Old Street tube station, following the dark green painted line along the pavement which leads patients from there to the hospital. I photographed and interviewed patients and staff along the way about their experiences of darkness and light.

I was one of the two finalists at the Adobe event and my project was published on the BBC website in an edited format in October 2016 on World Sight Day.

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The Dark Green Line
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