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Charles is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in accounting and auditing. He is currently a director at the UK National Audit Office with a particular focus on performance improvement work with public and third sector bodies. He has worked with a wide variety of organisations such the United Nations, overseas governments, and NGOs on areas such as financial planning and reporting, governance, strategic planning, risk management, procurement, and programme management. Charles is supporting Positive View with finance and accounting issues, is a volunteer in his local South East London community, and is actively involved in the arts in London.
Dr Kyle Bennett is a civil servantcurrently working in the Cabinet Office applying data analysis and scientific principles to improve strategic documents. His background is in Biochemistry first studying at the University of Oxford followed by a PhD in immunology at the University of Dundee. He has published in both academic and popular science journals such as Scientific American. As a photographer, Kyle is principally interested in analogue documentary photography and environmental portraiture. His work has been presented as part of a portfolio exhibit shown at the University of Cambridge and in photo essays for BBC Scotland’s The Social, an initiative for young artists in Scotland. His commitment to combatting wealth inequality through art is demonstrated through his photobook ‘Decades’, profits from which were used to generate funds to combat food insecurity. Other workd include ‘Alone in Berlin’ (a commentary on Berline street life) and album covers for Scottish punk musicians.
Originally from New Zealand, Tim moved to the UK with his husband in 2013. Tim works as the UK account and delivery manager of a software and service company where he has responsibility for the UK team and clients. Prior to this, he's had a career in operational management, change, and programme management, working with organisations to modernise and transform the way they operate. As a Trustee he assists Positive View with risk management and strategy. Tim has a passion for the arts, and also volunteers with a suicide prevention charity.
Dr Pogus Caesar is a conceptual artist, photographer, archivist, author and curator. He was born in St Kitts, West Indies, and grew up in Birmingham, England. In 2018 Caesar was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham City University for his outstanding contribution to the visual arts. Considered an important visual record of black history, Caesar’s work has been exhibited widely including TATE Britain and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. His photographs and artworks have been acquired by National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA, National Portrait Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Mappin Art Gallery, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Martin Parr Foundation and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. In 2004, he established OOM Gallery Archive in Birmingham, which represents his photographic archive worldwide.
Karan is a Partner at Vengrove with over 15 years’ experience in real estate investment management. He oversees all third-party financing, structuring and group reporting functions. He has worked with a number of organisations such as Moor Park Capital Partners and Citigroup in areas that include social housing, industrial / logistics as well as office development. Karan is supporting Positive View with overall strategy and the development of its corporate funding relationships. He also serves as a Trustee Director on the Board of International Students House.
Zak Waters is a multi-award-winning photographer with over 30 years of experience working for newspapers, charities and within the corporate sector. As a lecturer, he is an award-winning FE course leader in photography. He has exhibited globally, including at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco Airport, the Getty Gallery and the Kunsthal, Rotterdam, and has work stored as part of the National Portrait Gallery collection. Recently, Zak has published two books - Birdmen and Life's a Ball 90s - while being featured in the critically acclaimed Hold Still: A Portrait of our Nation in 2020. Additionally, he has published a series of zines and founded CAMERA in 2019. Awards include the UK winner of The Young European Artist, winner of The Royal Photographic Society Terence Donovan Award, Photographer of the Year B&W Photography Magazine and Kent FE Teacher of the Year.
Ben is a Police officer currently working on a Safer Neighbourhood’s policing team in North London, where he is principally involved in tackling youth violence and ant-social behaviour amongst vulnerable young people. He has previously studied at Durham University with a First-Class BA in Anthropology and Sociology. He is a keen photographer, primarily shooting travel and wildlife who has been published on numerous occasions. He was introduced to Positive View whilst participating in the recent Red Bull ‘Depth of Field’ sports photography programme.
We are grateful to all our Photographic Patrons for generously supporting the Positive View Foundation.
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EDEN 2’ 2005. Unique dye-destruction print.susanderges.co.uk
New Brighton, England, from The Last Resort, 1983–85
© Martin Parr / Magnum Photoswww.martinparr.com
Queen With Corgiesalisonjackson.com
After The Typhoon
Sophia Loren- London,1982
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