The British Red Cross has supported people in crisis for over 150 years. I have been supporting them with my photography for over sixteen years. I have photographed everything from disaster relief to Royal events. They are, and always will be, the organisation that I most enjoy working with.
The work that I have witnessed has been amazing and the people that I have worked are incredible. The British Red Cross is always on standby to help with UK emergencies and the coronavirus is no exception.
Over 70,000 people have signed up as community reserve volunteers for the British Red Cross, with more joining the Movement every day.
You could be doing anything from helping at your local food bank to playing a vital role in easing the pressure on the NHS by delivering essential goods and supplies.
There are many ways of supporting the British Red Cross.
A University of Oxford consortium behind one of the leading vaccine candidates for the coronavirus selected Oxford Biomedica as its lead manufacturer. I was allowed access to photograph at the new OXBOX £20 million facility called Ox Box on the Oxford Business Park.
The Jenner Institute at Oxford is currently working on its vaccine candidate with clinical trials about to begin, and Oxford Biomedical is the lead producer should the human trials prove successful.
The Oxford vaccine candidate relies on adenoviral vector technology, ChAdOx1, developed at the Jenner Institute, in Oxford. It is seen as one of the most promising vaccine technologies for COVID-19 as ChAdOx1 has been shown to generate a strong immune response from one dose and it has demonstrated a good safety profile in pre-clinical and clinical trials conducted to date.
Britain has agreed a deal with the World Health Organisation to work with 20 other countries and global organisations including France, Germany and Italy to find a vaccine and to share the results.
The British government has pledged £20 million in funding with Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, saying “We are going to back them to the hilt and give them every resource they need to give them the best chance of success”.
Oxford Biomedica is a leading, fully integrated, gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases.
John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Biomedica, said: “As an established clinical and commercial manufacturer of viral vectors, we are very pleased to be in a strong position in terms of capacity and capabilities to support the important and urgent efforts of the Consortium led by the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, to develop and scale up manufacturing of this promising vaccine candidate for COVID-19.”
I am currently featured on the Shotkit website as an invited photographer. I was required to photograph the contents of my camera bag … bags! I spent a day arranging my equipment and then photographing me in the middle.
Shotkit is a resource website providing likeminded photographers with interesting and useful information regarding the best photographers in the world. Shotkit encourages other photographers to enquire about anything from photographic equipment to tips on running a photography business. Shotkit has become a valuable resource to learn from some truly amazing photographers.
Shotkit is all about inspiring, teaching and supporting photographers from around the world to become their better at art and in their business.
I was a winner at the 13th Annual “International Color Awards” Nomination & Winners Photoshow, streamed on Saturday 14th March 2020.
I received an honourable mention in the “Abstract” category for my architectural photo of the ceiling in the ICON Outlet at the O2, an honourable mention in the “Silhouette” category for my photo of a Red Cross volunteer behind a flag, and four nomination titles for the categories of “Abstract”, “Children of the World”, “People” and “Still Life”.
I am the longest serving and volunteering photographer for the British Red Cross. I have photographed everything from disaster relief to Royal events. They are, and always will be, the organisation that I most enjoy working with.
The work that I have witnessed has been amazing and the people that I have worked are incredible. The British Red Cross is always on standby to help with UK emergencies and the coronavirus, is no exception.
The live online gala is now the worlds most watched photo show with over 15,000 photographers around the globe participating.
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading global award honouring excellence in colour photography. Now in its 13th year, this celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in colour photography. www.colorawards.com