BA (HONS) photojournalism & docementary photography
Photographer, Emily Harris,has been a full-time carer for her mother – caring for her physical and mental health needs – since the age of fourteen. A series of documentary projects concerning her mother’s condition and Harris’s relationship to her family, and her role as carer, have led to this current project.
Harris continues to document her situation by looking outward, albeit with an insider’s perspective, photographing other carers who meet for mutual support at Swansea Carers’ Centre and the ‘safe space’, Carers’ Cwtch; a venue where events and meetings offer support and respite for the hard and often societally undervalued work that carers do. This is a documentation of the kind, inspiring and selfless individuals that Harris has encountered.