This series of podcasts has been brought to you by SICK! Digital as part of SICK! Festival 2022.

Presented by Marketing and Communications Officer,  Anne Nwakalor, this first episode is an interview with Award -winning Portrait Photographer, Allie Crewe. Allie will be exhibiting her photography project ‘I AM’ at this year’s festival in St. Peter’s Square.

I AM is a new collection of portraits commissioned by SICK! Festival and developed in partnership with domestic abuse charity, SafeLives. Her bold and powerful images bear witness to the lives and experiences of survivors of domestic violence from Manchester and across the UK.

Read more about the exhibition HERE

Allie Crewe is a photographer who seeks narratives of survival and resilience, exploring the stories of those who grow, who build a new lives and embrace change. Through an intensive, research-based approach, she identifies tenderness, beauty and vulnerability in her sitters. In 2019, she won the BJP Portrait of Britain. She has been artist in residence with SafeLives throughout the development of I Am.

SafeLives is aUK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good. The organisation works with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse.

Oglesby Charitable Trust
Arts Council England

Transport for Greater Manchester
Manchester City Council

Allie Crewe