Since 2015 I have worked full-time as the Communications Manager for All We Can, an amazing charity doing transformative work around the world. All views in this blog are my own, but I am going to share some imagery and experiences from my year with All We Can as I do not simply choose to work for the organisation – I love what we collectively do. My photography is just part of my job – but still one of my favourite parts! What a privilege to get to listen to and share the stories I do. To find out more about All We Can and to support the wonderful work in some of the world’s poorest communities visit the website here.

Zimbabwe – This was my first visit to Zimbabwe, and what a time to go. In January 2017 the country was in the grip of economic and political turmoil. I also witnessed such beauty, such courage and such tenacity though as I met ordinary men and women in Gokwe doing extraordinary things.

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Two boys eat Sadza in Gokwe, Zimbabwe.

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Angela cooks maize for her family in Gokwe, Zimbabwe

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By-Grace tries out her best chicken impression for All We Can’s Harvest Appeal poster shot

 

 

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards

I was humbled and blown-away to win an award at this prestigious event in 2017. Especially because the image was taken on a mobile phone (you don’t always need a fancy SLR folks!) and because the image was taken in Cameroon for All We Can.

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Image taken in Cameroon of Diana and Nina waiting for stew

Malawi – In November 2017, I was able to return to the ‘warm heart of Africa’, Malawi. I went to the southern┬ádistrict of Nsanje and learnt about the impact of climate change on village communities All We Can is supporting. I am not able to share many of these images yet so will attach two ‘from the road’ taken on my phone – but if you would like to see lots more then I encourage you to follow All We Can on social media @allwecanuk and in 2018 more will be revealed! I enjoyed being back in Malawi immensely – people always host so well, there is often that real generosity of spirit. The heavy rains made for a challenging trip though.

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Children sneaking a peak of me at work through a hole in the metal door of a compound.

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We drove past this tree every day – this road sums up much of the beauty of Southern Africa… Those wide open roads, the red soil, the blue endless skies.

I would like to thank everyone who still faithfully follows my blog – thank you for your love, support and interest. May 2018 be a good one for you all.

Laura