Care for the Carers

18 Hours is working with Care for the Carers to deliver the Photographer in Residence project, a photography project to help carers explore their caring role and share their experiences of caring with the wider public.

In November 2019, three pilot workshops were delivered to engage carers in an informative, experiential, three hour ‘taster’ photography workshop.

Funding was secured for a series of further face-to-face workshops that would culminated in an exhibition of carers’ photos at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and the District General Hospital in Eastbourne in the summer of 2020.

The workshops were facilitated by renowned photographer John Cole, who has worked in the profession for over 30 years. His work has taken him all over the world photographing celebrities, sporting stars, and politicians. With the Photographer in Residence project he was able to explore his real passion in using photography to document ordinary people who do extraordinary things coupled with teaching and helping young photographers develop their own photographic skills and developing their own self-confidence through photography. 


“The whole experience has been uplifting. Loved the practical exercise. The group so friendly makes a lovely learning session.”

“Just to say a massive thank you to all involved in arranging the session. Caring can be a lonely role at times. To do something out of your comfort zone is empowering”

“Wonderful warm welcome. Very informative and extremely interesting course. I loved learning about the important of ‘light’. John is fabulous – wonderful to meet him”

Seeing Carers: a carers’ photography project 

On show in the Outpatients corridor at
Conquest Hospital, Hastings TN37 3RD