2020VISION was an ambitious, UK-wide nature photography project that ran between 2011 and 2014. It aimed to engage and enthuse a massive audience by using innovative visual media to convey the value of restoring our most important but often fragmented natural habitats - to show that healthy ecosystems are not just for wildlife, but are something fundamental to us all.
I was involved in this project as a Young Champion based in Cumbernauld. In particular I enjoyed challenging the negative connotations associated with this urban environment, and opening peoples eyes to the fantastic diversity of greenspaces and nature reserves that the town has to offer.
During my time involved with the project I photographed Cumbernauld's wilder areas, and the people and organisations who enjoy spending time in them. I also organised and ran an exhibition, delivered workshops and talks to a variety of groups and residents, wrote blog entries and articles for the local press, and assisted with the conservation work happening in and around the town along the way.
Some of the pictures I have contributed to the project are below.