Clare Rhule

Clare is a qualified Community and Youth Worker with a MSc in Public Sector Management. She has been working with and supporting marginalised and vulnerable children, young people and adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds and communities of interest for over 30 years primarily in the London boroughs of Brixton, Lewisham, Wandsworth and Hammersmith and since returning to the East Midlands in Nottingham and Derby.

Her various roles include mentoring and advocacy, campaigning, setting up and developing projects that meet identified needs and supporting the third sector through grant administration.

Mervyn Mitchell

Mervyn worked in industry for over twenty five years in the areas of Sales, Marketing and project management and achieved the post graduate ‘Diploma in Management’ before developing his artistic practice.

From 2008 to 2011 he worked as the community engagement officer for the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, building their local links, which also includes programming their community exhibition space.

During this time he also qualified as a member of the ‘British Institute of Professional Photography’ and produced images and photofilm that are exhibited in the UK and Abroad.

Apart from Mervyn being a Director of ‘Nottingham Photographers’ Hub studio & gallery, he has successfully completed a MA course in Photography from De Montfort University, Leicester. You can view his personal work here

Jagdish Patel, MA, ARPS

Jagdish Patel has a longstanding interest in community, social and human right issues. He has previously worked with the homeless, ex offenders, people with mental health problems, and people with disabilities and spent 10 years as the Deputy Director of the anti-racist and human rights charity the Monitoring Group.

He works part time at the Photographers Hub, and spends the remaining time working on his socially engaged art practice, often working in collaboration with people. Over the past few years, he has worked with people from the Gypsy community in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, Portuguese farm workers in Lincolnshire, people with mental ill health, victims of racial violence across England, and Punjabi bar owners in the Black Country. He is also an Associate member of the Royal Photography Society (RPS), a member of the human rights charity, the Monitoring Group, the international art collective, ‘Blank Atlas’, and Primary Studios in Nottingham. He recently help set up the Nottingham Photo Social, a network for photographers meeting monthly. You can view is personal work at