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Ashley graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2009. Since then Ashley has been part of pioneering documentary photography, where human rights are as part of the documenting process as taking the shot. Aged only 22, Ashley embarked on a long journey to meet the Yagua (yahua) Indian tribe in the Amazon basin… Read More
Ashley graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2009. Since then Ashley has been part of pioneering documentary photography, where human rights are as part of the documenting process as taking the shot. Aged only 22, Ashley embarked on a long journey to meet the Yagua (yahua) Indian tribe in the Amazon basin of Peru. Ashley conducted a project, where it focussed upon documenting how the tribe have adapted to eco-tourism, and how they use their arts and crafts skills to become self-sustainable.

Due to spending some quite significant time with the Yaguas, Ashley then went to live with one of The Shuar communities in Ecuador to understand in more depth how life works without home comforts as we know it. Ashley worked and lived alongside The Shuar and developed not only great friendships but an understanding to life that is lived the Shuar way. Ashley documented issues and daily life that herself and the Shuar experienced.

Ashley has made many great friends in the Pastaza region of Ecuador, and managed to visit a friend to see her community. Ashley went to visit a Waorani community in the intangible zone, which closely borders with Brazil. Ashley met many members of the community who had only experienced first contact not that many years before her arrival. Ashley documented the daily life of the tribe. Issues such as pollution and oil companies presence in the area were found problems. Ashley will continue to help the Waorani community for their future.

Ashley had conducted many other projects on UK soil, experimenting in different genres. Read Less
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