A Roma family dress me up in Istanbul. Surreal.
© Ciara Leeming

My background is in newspapers but I’m now also trying to use photography and audio to tell stories in a different way.

I worked for several regional newspapers before going freelance in 2006. I took up photography a few years later and now supply features, images and multimedia to a range of clients, as well as regularly editing The Big Issue in the North. In addition to my editorial work, I sometimes work on arts commissions and participatory projects with young or marginalised people.

I have a degree in European studies and French from the University of Manchester and did my NCTJ newspaper journalism training at the University of Central Lancashire. In 2011 I completed an MA in photojournalism and documentary photography through the London College of Communication, graduating with distinction.

For information about my other work please see www.ciaraleeming.co.uk or contact me on info@ciaraleeming.co.uk. I am also on Twitter here.