Aberdeen photographers: I was asked by Immpact to have a wee exhibit at the May festival at Aberdeen University to coincide with ‘In conversation with Kate Adie’ and a panel of experts discussing maternal in the developing world. Dr Ann Phoya flew over from Malawi to take to the stage. I must admit that i didn’t know who kate Adie was so i did a quick google search and soon realised she was a bit of a big deal! The event was hosted by BBC Scotland’s Fiona Stalker, she asked Kate a variety of questions to which she replied every one with a great anecdote, she was so easy to listen to and so interesting, i was rather in awe of her! For anyone that doesn’t know who she is she worked in journalism, reporting from war zones and hot spots around the world. She spoke of her time during the Tiananmen Square massacre where she reported from the streets as hundreds of civilians were being killed and the Bosnia crisis, where she lay on the floor of someone’s house as tanks blew up the neighbour’s home with the family in it. It really is unimaginable.
I got some great feedback from my exhibit. I met four Malawian midwives who are in Aberdeen for one month, training and observing. Jane Geddes, an Aberdeen midwife i met in Malawi was also there so it was lovely to catch up.