My two great passions are  photography and travel. The two are inseparable in my mind. I travel to see, to experience, to understand. Photography is a key tool in this, as well as the way I can share the journey later.

Over the years my travels have taken me to wonderful far-flung places from Isfahan to Lhasa, the Sahara to the Gobi. But however impressive the sights, it is my encounters with ordinary/extraordinary people that mean the most to me. Sadly the resulting images often show a way of life that is under threat or perhaps already lost, giving them a haunting historical dimension.

I find international salons a useful touchstone for my photography (or maybe I just enjoy competitions!) At any rate I'm lucky enough to have won awards in categories including Travel, Nature, Monochrome  and Photojournalism. I have also been awarded in major competitions including Travel Photographer of the Year (four times!), National Geographic Traveller, and USA Landscape Photographer of the Year.

My work has appeared widely in the photographic press including B&W, Digital Camera,  Amateur Photographe and also in exhibitions at the Royal Photographic Society, the Royal Geographical Society, and Photokina in Germany.  

I am proud holder of a Fellowship from the Irish Photographic Federation, and my other photographic distinctions include ARPS, DPAGB, and BPE 5*. In 2020 I achieved EFIAP/ d/2.

My husband, Peter Brisley ( and I are accredited PAGB judges. Based in Bristol, we travel widely for judging or to give our presentation "Travels Towards the Edge". See link above for details and feedback (coming soon)

We are both proud to be Fotospeed photographers.


- July 20: My work was featured in the PAGB e-news (Issue 261) in a series about Masters of Print exhibitors.

- October 20: I had an image accepted for the World Natural Heritage Exhibition, part of Photo Beijing, Entries had to "showcase the unique natural scenery and ecosystem of one of the sites from the UNESCO World Heritage List”, and mine featured the mighty Iguazu Falls of Brazil/Argentina. This also received a write-up in PAGB e-news (Issue 269).

- December 20: Short-listed in Travel Photographer of the Year 2020  - my sixth year as a finalist. I'm in the "Close to Home" category for a change! Results in January - fingers crossed.

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