Picture Lizzy Orcutt

A rewarding experience for me addressing all three year groups at Falmouth University on the news picture business, how it works and how to work in it and the challenges it faces. Proud to have been sent this by the course director Gretchen Viehmann 'We’ve all told you that we have never seen students ask so many informed questions after a lecture before and we’re not making that up. Your talk managed to hit a nerve with them and to make them think about what they were doing.'

More of my public speaking here

Skies over London's financial centre Canary Wharf are given a yellow glow as dust from the Sahara desert and wild fires in Spain, blown across the city by Storm Ophelia, filters out the light, in London, Britain October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

     
 
Syrian refugee women and children work in a field in Al-Khiam village, near the Israeli border in south Lebanon October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A bride and groom pose for pictures next to a red telephone box as a bus is driven past near Fleet Street in London, Britain on October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A boy jumps along the wall of the castle in the old city of Erbil near banners supporting the referendum for independence for Kurdistan in Erbil, Iraq September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A worker repairs a street light on the Greek Island of Ithaca, Greece September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A couple sit on the beach and look out to sea on the August bank holiday weekend in Worthing, Britain, August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A Warwick University graduate holds his degree certificate on the day of a graduation ceremony in Warwick, Britain July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A couple laugh as they cuddle on a sofa looking at the neon signs and artworks in God's Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A man walks past as an official fixes a sign to a wall at a Polling station for Britain's General Election in Romford east London, June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A woman smokes a cigarette as she looks out from her apartment balcony in Gdynia, Poland, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People and dogs walk on the beach at low tide in Worthing, Britain March 4, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People run through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Britain December 29, 2016, in the morning frost. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
 
Disused advertising boards for news papers are left against the shutters of a closed down news agent's shop in east London, Britain, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Workers trim the grass around the gravestones in a cemetery for solders who died during the American Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia, USA , August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A man walks in the sunshine through London's Canary Wharf Financial District as construction cranes operate in London, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

 

Nice to see one of my archive pictures being used as Chilcot concluded that Britain's decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003 had a "far from satisfactory" legal basis and ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for military action was over-hyped, in his long-awaited inquiry into the conflict.

British Royal Air Force personnel wait in a bunker wearing full Nuclear Biological and Chemical suits after a warning of a Scud missile attack on their base in Kuwait March 20, 2003. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

 

A trader from BGC Partners, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre waits for European stock markets to open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

 

George Norris, who I phoptographed in Hull over 30 years ago recently contacted me. He is organising a photographic exhibition that pulls together daily life in Hull in the 80's and 90s. The focus of the show will be his personal heritage of the rag and bone trade, known as totting. His request for me to send him some prints forced me into the attic where I discovered this picture I had originally rejected as I am reflected in the mirror. To see the original story I shot on George Norris click here.