Emma Brown


Emma is an award-winning portrait and humanitarian photographer and facilitator of PhotoVoice participatory photography training programmes. 

 As an Associate Artist with Olive Branch Arts she has, since 2012 been documenting their creative and therapeutic work, run several PhotoVoice photography trainings and mentored a group of young refugee photographers in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps in the Algerian Sahara. Since then has Emma begun facilitating workshops for Play for Progress and in 2019 both tutored at and documented their first residential. She has also co-facilitated the first ‘PhotoAct’ intensive in Hungary for Anamuh Arts which brings together PhotoVoice and Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies, in a training for Youth Workers from all over Europe who work with young people at risk of social exclusion in their home countries. 

 Emma uses PhotoVoice’s methodology to develop confidence in young people to enable them to visually document their own stories, thereby reducing isolation through the sharing of photography, she strongly believes in the power of art & culture as a means of bringing stories to a new audience and in her work with Play for Progress’ participants she aims to give young people skills they need to do this.

Play for Progress thanks Emma deeply for capturing our work so beautifully;

All of the photos you see on our website are her exceptional work.