Staff

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 http://www.mervynmitchell.com

 

Jagdish Patel

passport sizeJagdish Patel has had a passion for photography since leaving school, when he bought his first SLR, a Canon AE1. Over the past 20 years he had taken a photograph nearly everyday. in 2007 he established a photography proactice called Saffron Moon Photography specialising in portrait, event and wedding photography.

Jagdish has a keen 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 as well as managing supported housing projects across North London. He also spent 10 years as the Deputy Director of the anti-racist and human rights charity the Monitoring Group, and recently worked on the Patrin project with the Gypsy community across the East Midlands. The publication ‘Patrin’ is out later this year.

He has exhibited work in Nottingham, Bradford and London. He is a member of the international art collective, Blank Atlas, the Society of Wedding Photographers and the Royal Society of Photographers. You can view his personal work here. Jagdish attended Keele and Westminster Universites, and is currently completing a MA in Photography.