'My New Brain' portrait exhibition at Common Ground, Coventry

'My New Brain' portrait exhibition at Common Ground, Coventry

In April 2022 I worked with photographer Jason Scott Tilley at the Old Grammar School, Coventry to produce a series of portraits for Jason’s project titled ‘My New Brain.’ These portraits are now on show at Common Ground, Coventry until 6th November 2022.

The project aimed to raise awareness through the visual stories of the lived experience of those with neurodiversity and stroke.

During the Covid lockdowns in 2020 -21, Coventry photographer Jason Tilley survived a series of strokes which led to vascular dementia and a change in cognitive functioning. This gave Jason a ‘New Brain.’

As a photographer, Jason conceived of this project as a way of understanding this change through a process of communication with others who have had similar experiences.

The project was funded by Heart of England Foundation and I’m grateful to those who shared their time and their stories generously to make these images.