A professional photographer since 1984, Paul became Picture Editor of The Times. Looking at nearly 20,000 images every day and the associated responsibilities left him suffering with stress, depression, insomnia and anxiety. “By 2011, depression had got its claws into me.” Paul returned to his own photography to help his recovery. He is “absolutely passionate about the power that photography has to help people overcome anxiety, and to positively adjust their outlook on life”. Today, Paul promotes using photography for wellbeing, offering a new way for people to express themselves. Paul gives talks, runs workshops and publishes widely on this theme.
Professor Paul Hill MBE, FRPS, DFine Art, DArts, Visiting Professor, University of Derby & De Montfort University, Leicester. A major influence on contemporary British photography, Paul was made a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1990 and, in 1994, was awarded an MBE by The Queen for services to photography.
Maria Falconer MA, MSc, FRPS, is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds a BA Hons. in Dance Theatre (Laban) and an MA in Photographic studies (University of Westminster). A photographic practitioner, teacher and writer, Maria lectures at De Montfort University and runs photography workshops in Britain and abroad.