About Gail Ward - Photography, Words and Projects


 

I am a photographer, writer and founder of Responsible Photography, based near Chichester, in the UK. My interests are 'raising awareness of the lives of others', and the world of 'Travel, Leisure and Tourism'.  I am fascinated by people and love 'people stories' - always trying as much as possible to take time to form a rapport with everyone I'm trusted to photograph or write about. I really try not to compromise that trust, which I hope is evident in my work, especially when photographing in sensitive situations.

I lived in Anglesey, with views of the beach and beautiful mountains of Snowdonia, since when I have lived and worked in many countries alongside different nationalities and cultures, before ending up on the South Coast of England. Along the way I have learnt so much, both personally and professionally. I've been very lucky.

I don't have alot of camera gear, preferring to keep things simple and I only work with natural light.  English is my first language, but I can also get by in French, Greek, and conversational German.

I have had opportunities to exhibit my photography; my solo exhibitions include "Aspects of the Desert", "Kaleidoscope" and "People and Places". My two favourite exhibitions, both of which were special projects to work on, are "Growing up in the Shadow of Chernobyl" for SOS Children's Villages and   "Living in the Shadow of Genocide" - a personal project with stories from Rwanda.  I curated a collection of my work for an "Exhibition of Shared Humanity", which was in response to an invitation from Chichester Cathedral for their 900th anniversary celebrations. I have also participated in group exhibitions and my prints are held in private collections, including the Royal Photographic Society.

Please get in touch if you think we can work together or would like to use images from my photography archive. I am always keen to talk through story ideas from the places and topics I specialise in - especially Colombia, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Mongolia, Rwanda, Community Based Tourism, Photography, travel experiences and more....!


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Gail's Values
  • Honest
  • Responsible
  • Professional and Confidential
  • Friendly and Fun
  • I Respect International Human Rights
  • I Respect the Convention of  Rights of The Child
  • I Encourage Responsible Photography and protection of "copyright".
  • I believe in 'Fair Pay' and 'Fair Trade'
 





Travel & Tourism - I am very keen on ventures that genuinely benefit local workers and families, for example, community based tourism, income generating, and conservation projects. I also seek out unusual, adventurous and inspirational leisure activities. I have got significant Travel Industry experience, especially in overseas operations, people management and communications. Before working freelance, I started out as an overseas representative  and ended up successfully operating at a senior level on the executive teams of leading UK Travel Companies.  I have been involved with various networks, committees and  groups,  and am a past Council Member for Tourism Concern.

Responsible Photography  - educational and cultural photographic activities. I founded Responsible Photography a number of years ago and am very proud of the recognition achieved, and of the awards won.

For reference - my print and online work includes business and consumer publications, including Travel, Lifestyle and Women's Magazines. Some of my clients past and present include Not for Profit, Charity & Non Governmental Organisations, Travel, Tourism, Leisure, PR and Event organisers, Educational Publishing, Chichester organisations and local businesses and The 47th Regiment.

I'm repeating myself  now, but please don't hesitate to get in touch if you think we can work together or would like to use images from my photography archive. I am always keen to talk through story ideas from the places and topics I specialise in - Colombia, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Mongolia, Rwanda, Community Based Tourism, Photography, travel experiences and more....!


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