Posts By judewacks

Soulful reflections through phototherapy

When my photographic journey began, I like many other casual photographers captured images for creative and aesthetic pleasure or simply to document moments in our lives. I never really considered the therapeutic benefits that photography can bring. Last week saw me deliver a talk and take part in a phototherapy symposium, which I had been… Read More

Best Days Of Your Life Photo Therapy talk covered by Bristol Live

Thank you to reporter Sarah Turnnidge from Bristol Live for covering my talk on my photographic project Best Days Of Your Life to the Royal Photographic Society as part of its World Photo Therapy Day Symposium in Bristol on Wednesday. You can read the coverage here. Best Days Of Your Life looks at a group… Read More

Speaking at World Photo Therapy Day Symposium

I am honoured and delighted to announce that The Royal Photographic Society has invited me to deliver a talk on my photographic project Best Days Of Your Life as part of its World Photo Therapy Day Symposium in Bristol on May 22. Best Days Of Your Life looks at a group of 18 to 20 year-olds who… Read More

Best Days Of Your Life on BBC London YouTube channel

Thank you everyone again for your kind words and support following the coverage of my photography project Best Days Of Your Life on BBC London TV. BBC London has also now put a segment from it on its YouTube Channel The project explores adolescent self-harm in the UK. It was a great opportunity to share… Read More

Diane Arbus………In The Beginning Hayward Gallery exhibition review

Just like buses, you wait ages for my blog, and then two come at once! Last weekend, I headed down to the Hayward Gallery in London, to catch the Diane Arbus exhibition……In The Beginning, before it closes. Exhibiting over 100 photographs, many previously unseen in Europe, I just wanted to share some thoughts and impressions… Read More

Svalbard 120 hours Of Polar Night

A little while has passed since my arctic adventure and the photos still aren’t fully edited and this blog is long overdue, however I’m still going to write it. Back in February, in celebration of a milestone, a bucket item got ticked off my list, but never from my heart. Svalbard, a remote Norwegian island… Read More

Best Days Of Your Life on BBC London news

I was recently invited to show my photography project Best Days Of Your Life on BBC London news and explain more about and the rise in adolescent self-harm in the UK. It was a great opportunity to share with more people what the issue is and how I am using photography to help raise awareness… Read More

Stand-up in Eight

Six weeks ago, on a cold, dark evening in November, I made my way down to Kings Cross in London and although I didn’t know it then, I was about to meet a group of strangers that would become my confidants and I theirs. I had been persuaded to enter the world of stand-up comedy… Read More

Stories from the Pit – what really goes on behind the camera at London Fashion Week

Twice a year, fashionistas primp & preen descending on London for Fashion Week, coming out in their glory for all to admire. For this latest round, I was lucky enough to attend last month’s show and join in the photographers’ pit. The term pit is not one that conjures up warmth and cosiness. The space… Read More

Local coverage of Best Days Of Your Life in Brent & Kilburn Times

Rather lovely to have my local newspaper the Brent & Kilburn Times in London do a write up about Best Days Of Your Life and how I’m looking to grow it and raise further awareness of youth self-harm. Local media is so important to me. It writes about and reflects on the issues that are… Read More