Photophilanthropy Portfolio Uganda 

Photophilanthropy Slums to the City

A Change is in the Air, ebook

A Change is in the Air, hardback

TKU, LA – album covers


NGOs/good causes I support with photography:


PENHA – Pastoralist and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa

Born to be Beautiful – working Uganda, India   Wenchen Ggongzhu Monastery, Nepal

Kitenge Africa, street kids from Kampala    Tring Tornadoes


Dragonfly Communications, Vanessa is director of the company

The Dragonfly, art and creative blog, reviews, rants and rambles by Vanessa 

Google+    Instagram  PhotoAid   Facebook Photography Page

HEADSHOTS : ToBeSeen,  The Stage

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1987 Lauderdale House, Highgate

1989-1998 Various exhibitions, University College London

2001-2009 Various regional group exhibitions Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Scotland, Manchester, Birmingham

2003 -2005 Dragonfly Arts Gallery and Fairs, Cambridgeshire, UK

2005 South Holland Open Art Exhibition, Spalding  UK – Award winner, South Holland award for Photography

2006 Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk, UK

2006 South Holland Open Art Exhibition, Spalding, UK

2009 Cornerhouse, Manchester

2010 Menier Gallery, London, UK

2011 Inaugural London Photo Festival, Shoreditch, London UK – work showing London prints on metal, hand etched

2011 Thirsk Art Gallery, North Yorkshire, UK – work showing London prints on metal, hand etched

2012 One Love festival, Hyderabad, India – work showing British Gypsies

2012 Solo show, From Slums to the City, Mumbai, Upstairs Gallery, Hertfordshire, UK

2013 Deep Crucible, solo as part of Festival held at Henley River and Rowing Museum, UK

2013 Upstairs Gallery, Solo show, “From Slums to the City” documenting an NGOs work in Mumbai, India. Accompanying book.

2014 Two group shows Pixels of Identity and MORPHOS International art expo; Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice Italy for a month and a half

2014 Lloyd’s Art Group’s 2014 Summer exhibition, London; invited to exhibit with the Lloyds Bank artists for their three month annual show.

2014 The Strand Gallery, London, photo studies for the Master of Movement, Paul Trevillion (Roy of the Rovers artist)

2014 Representation by the Stephen Bartells Gallery – exhibition, agency and print sales

2015 Judge, Art Gemini Prize, London’s international art prize

2015, “Landscapes” International Exhibition, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2016 “A Change in the Air” solo exhibition of images taken from a project I documented the pastoralists in Uganda, held at Calumet, sponsored by FujiFilm. Accompanying book.

2017 Lead Photographer, ARGENTA Fine Art

2017 Creative Director, PhotoX Photography Prize

2017 Judge, Art Gemini Prize, London’s international art prize

2017 The Black Gallery, Tring, exhibiting and curating the photography

2017 “Beyond Words” supporting Grenfell Disaster, Faroe Road, London

2018 PhotoX, Creative Director

2018 Exhibit C, Upstairs Gallery, joint exhibition with artist Catherine Hay

2018 Nominated as one of 100 Heroines in Photography, Royal Photographic Society to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage


Various photodocumentaries 

Nomads in Uganda

Buy prints from the exhibition

Slums in Mumbai


2013 From the Slums to the City, Mumbai

2014 A Change in the Air, a journey with the nomads in Uganda documenting the changing lives of the pastoralists for international NGO, PENHA

2016 A WWI Ulysses, accompanying music by Richard Thompson

2016 Fire and Earth,  documenting British Artisans  Vol 1 Andrew Findlay, Blacksmith; Vol 2 Simon Howard, Stained Glass artist.

2019 Courage in Dust, charcoal portraits by Cuthbert Orde, of Fighter Command

Photojournalism and editorial in print

  • Beyond Magazine, international travel magazine
  • Venue arts magazine, Cambridgeshire
  • Property Professional, including coverage of Battersea Power Station and Covent Garden Flower  Market
  • London printed newspaper TeamPlayer360 – 50,000 distribution
  • Regional press (Manchester, Cambridgeshire, Herts)
  • popular review blog


2013 FujiFilm – cameras for project in Uganda, with former street kids in Kampala; camera trials when on assignment in Africa.

2013 Loxley Print – developing and printing for Kitenge Africa project

2012 Big Day Printing – printing and mounting for “Slums to the City” touring exhibition

2012 Aperture Books – Book Printing for “Slums to the City” exhibition

Various travel scholarships at university.

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