I teach and train from grassroot to graduate level in a combination of multimedia skills.
I design and facilitate workshops for NGOs, both overseas and in the UK, for staff and beneficiaries alike. I can work with your organisation to design a bespoke training in any combination of skills including photography, video, multimedia, basic website design and training of trainers.
I mentor individual photographers to help them move their photography onto another level.
Read testimonials from organisations and workshop participants as well as see examples of workshops I have run.
“As a writer, I used to think words were the best way to communicate. Since training with PROEXPOSURE, I’ve realised that photography is just as powerful a way to tell stories. Best of all, Annie’s enthusiasm is totally infectious: I came away from this course with a real passion for photography.”
Sarah Davison, Stories Manager from UK disability charity, Scope
“I realised how useful my training was when I was visited Progressio programmes in Zimbabwe and took much better, more engaging photographs than I had before. I’ve also got more confidence to work with photography professionals to get the images we need. I’d recommend PROEXPOSURE to anyone who wants to step up their visual communications.”
Daniel Hale, Progressio
Thank you so much again for the wonderful training – it was a pleasure working with you – you really understood the brief so well, and got exactly what we were trying to achieve with the training, which resulted in a ToT which really did the job perfectly, enabling myself and Jess to deliver a training which was perfectly pitched and really relevant to, and appreciated by, the Liberia team. Thank you.
Charlotte Morgan-Fallah, Children in Crisis
'Annie worked with us on a co-production project focusing on what works for young people with disabilities around employment support. Her approach was fantastic and she was able to work with and communicate with young people with disabilities with an ease and manner that facilitated great learning and inclusivity. Annie trained a number of young people to undertake filming in the community and encouraged them to think about their subject matter, work on story boards and feel both skilled and empowered to be able to create a film by young people for a wider audience including professionals and funders that really emphasised and captured the real situation and gave a powerful and effective message.'
Helen Cahalane,Business Development Manager
Ethiopialives was a digital photography project for CAFOD as part of their 'Drop the Debt' campaign in 2005/6 with the intention of allowing Ethiopians to represent themselves and tell their own stories as opposed to the stereotypical images that has become synonymous with Ethiopia after the famines of the 80s.
I worked with CAFOD both in UK and Ethiopia to design the project and decide where to locate the workshops. We selected 19 photographers in 3 different areas of the country.I was the trainer and made 4 visits to Ethiopia.
The participants attended 3 trainings over a 9 month period.They were given their own camera with which they documented their lives. Many of the photographers asked to adapt the training to include some business skills and many of them began to use photography as a way of earnig or supplementing their income.
Their photos were included in the ethiopia.net blog site and the project culminated in an exhibition.
In 2008 I founded ProExposure with picture editor, Louise Norton and photographer Marcella Hadad to support the photographers trained as part of Ethiopialives and other projects we had run. As digital technology made photography a more affordable and accessible media we wanted to make it accessible to people we worked with overseas.
We ran training courses in UK for NGOs (including Progressio, Children in Crisis and the Refugee Council), for organisations overseas (SERPAR and Progressio in Peru) and we ran a longer term project with young people with special needs for Westminster College.
PROEXPOSURE was a social enterprise, everything we did was about making a positive difference in the world. We supported aspiring photographers and filmmakers in developing countries to make a living from their work and support their families. PROEXPOSURE closed in 2015 but many of the people we trained are still practicing photographers and film makers.
“Annie is great. She is respectful and makes you feel comfortable and valued. I admire her training skills because she makes photography seem easy and fun. Today, I am getting a name for myself as a photographer which makes me incredibly proud.”
Ataklti Mulu, trainee photographer from Ethiopia
From 1999 to the present I have run short photographic, video, website design and multimedia training workshops for NGO staff, volunteers and beneficiaries overseas and in the UK to skill up participants and allow them to confidently document the work of their organisations. Also I lecture in photography and video at undergraduate level.
Longer term workshops include:
2017 .me - a 6 month long Arts Council funded multimedia project for Trelya working with disadvantaged young people.
2012 OJOS AL PARQUE a workshop with park administrators, keepers and gardeners for SERPAR, LIMA, Peru
2008/09 PICTURE MY WORLD Workshops for CAFOD in UK, Cambodia and Rwanda training 9/10 year olds and training photo trainers.
2008 Fotome - a ProExposure project with young people (16-20 years old) with a learning difficulty from City of Westminster College.
2005-6 -Ethiopialives.net - A 10 month project for CAFOD as part of their MAKE POVERTY HISTORY campaign comprising of 3 workshops in different parts of Ethiopia.
2002 A ROUNDHOUSE project with young people (14-18 year olds) to create large-scale public artworks for the exterior of the Roundhouse.
REVELA TU VALLE - A 4 week workshop for VALLE VERDE with young people (14-30 year olds) from the Lurin Watershed, Peru.
2001 SAIL AWAY- A Hayward Gallery project working with young people in the care of Social Services and a BRITISH MUSEUM project
PORTRAITS IN THE PARK -An inaugural portrait project for Mile End Millennium Park comprising of a wall of over 200 portraits of local residents.
ASIA HOUSE Pinhole photography project working with 9 year olds from a Hackney school and shown at the Brunnei Gallery, SOAS.
TAKE A FRESH LOOK - A large-scale Canary Wharf project handing out 500 single use cameras to people who live and work locally.
HACKNEY BLACK HISTORY MONTH working in schools with children of refugees to produces images for a web site.
1999 STAYING LOST A channel 4 project with homeless young people to produce a publication which accompanied a series of documentaries.
ARTS WORLDWIDE- A workshop with young Bangladeshi women to produce a large scale collage shown at the Whitechapel Gallery.
1998 GALLERY 37- A 6 week full-time project with young unemployed people in Woolwich
1997 REAL ESTATE - A workshop with young people from council estates in Camden-images shown on bus stops
1996 EASTSIDE OUT -A workshop with young people from the Bethnal Green area - work shown on no. 8 Route master buses
1990 - 95 TAFOS (Peru) building an archive of images to conserve the work of 200 photographers who documented the work and lives of their communities.