Posted by: Aletheia Photos
We would like to introduce you to our second new member.
Fjona Hill is a freelance documentary photographer based in the UK. Having previously practiced as a medical doctor, Fjona followed her creative aspirations into a new career in photography. She is drawn to explore the issues of community and isolation, inclusion and stigma. She has explored these subjects internationally, particularly focusing on the stigma reaped from injustices such as human trafficking, rape and slavery. At home, Fjona looks at the dynamics of contemporary society, enjoying the intimacy of backyard stories.
We're excited to have Fjona onboard and we hope you will check out her brilliant work to be showcased on the site very soon.
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Stories by Fjona Hill
On the morning after the explosion of nuclear reactor no. 4, residents of Chernobyl were ushered into buses for a ‘temporary’ evacuation. Some would never to return. But others could not hold themselves back, returning to dig up the radioactive potatoes in their back yards, even to collect the front door of their demolished house, any remnant of home. Identity runs deeper than the layer of plutonium staining the soil.
Rehab centres are in a commissioning crisis. In the 2 years leading up to the 2010 general elections, rehab centres were closing at the rate of 1 per month.
Residential rehab is often seen as a last resort for clients seeking treatment. Yet behind the use of alcohol can lie long term issues of maladaption, behaviour and relationship problems that cannot always be dealt with effectively in the community setting.