POSTCARD FROM THE STUDIO
I want to draw attention to something very close to my heart in this months newsletter; mental health issues and disabilites.
As many of my loyal following will know, I grew up with Autism and a Generalised Anexity Disorder. These disabilites led to me feeling like an outcast throughout education and, indeed, much of my life. Bullying throughout my time in mainstream education led to me attempting to take my own life for the first at just 15 years-old.
I mention this because I am very proud to have been appointed as Ambassador for Clinks Care Farm earlier this month. Clinks provided me with essential restbite from the relentless bullying throughout my teenage years; something that played a large part in the tranfromation from bullied teenager to renowned photographer.
An award-winning social enterprise, Clinks Care Farm offers placements for disadvantaged or disabled people looking to gain confidence, life changing skills or recover from an accident or mental health condition.
We will be working alongside Clinks Care Farm moving forwards as I aim to empower disadvantaged people to take positive steps for a brighter future and promote social inclusion through my work.
The Animals Arrive On Kings Road
10th July 2019
We are excited to announce that several large-scale prints will be on display in windows along Kings Road starting from 10th July.
If you would like more information or have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinks Care Farm Ambassador Appointment
15th May 2019
On Wednesday 15th May, Clinks Care Farm announced fine-art photographer Alfie Bowen as the organisations first Ambassador following a five-year relationship.
Alfie comments - "I am extremely proud to have been appointed as the first ambassador for Clinks Care Farm. I first attended the farm five years ago during my recovery from mental health conditions and extremely low self-belief fuelled by many years of bullying. The farm and it’s wonderful community of smiling faces went on to play a key role in my transformation from depressed and anxious teenager to world-renowned artist."
Read the full press release here
YOUNGBPOTY Judge & Ambassador Appointment
10th May 2019
Alfie is delighted to have been appointed as Judge & Ambassador for the international Young Bird Photograpgher Of The Year competition.
The competition aims to provide a safe and friendly community for those interested in the natural world, and photography.
Clinks Care Farm Charity Match & Auction
3rd May 2019
At the centre of ABP's founding principles is a strong commitment to giving back and we were delighted to donate a unique print of the image 'Prince Of Darkness' to the the Clinks Care Farm social-enterprise auction which went on to rasie over £1,000 for the chairty, a pleasing result in our first ever auction.
We look forward to working with and supporting the farm in the comings months and years through various projects.