At the beginning of the SHIFTS bursary my main aims were to build on my analogue photography process to broaden the ways in which I present my work and refine my photographic output.
The programme allowed me to access new ways of working within the North East. Becoming apart of the photographic community around NEPN, as well as getting to know my SHIFTS peers was an invaluable experience. Having photographers with different backgrounds and approaches was very helpful and Simone, Paul and Lorna all influenced my progress throughout the bursary in unique ways. Collaborative learning is something I strongly believe in and was one of the most important elements of the bursary for me. SHIFTS facilitated both informal and formal environments which upon reflection, were crucial for my development and allowed different areas of learning to take place.