As well as workshops and training, I offer inspiring, interactive talks on using mindfulness with photography to gain a fresh perspective on your life, your work and your organisation. 

My talks and presentations are a creative, fun and thought-provoking way to help your staff, supporters, and audience see your vision of the world through fresh eyes. 

Talks last from 20 minutes to an hour and are suitable for a range of events from business forums, conferences and AGMs, to away days, team building workshops and festivals. I’m available to provide talks at venues across Gloucestershire, Bristol, London and the UK.

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Here are just a few of the talks and presentations I’ve given to businesses, organisations, community groups and charities …

 

LAUNCH OF LIVING, DYING (AND THE REST) FESTIVAL
ARNOS VALE CEMETERY, BRISTOL

I gave an interactive talk on using mindful photography to look again at living and dying. I presented examples of ways in which photography can be used to explore life and death, and explored the questions, what does living look like, and what does dying look like? 

 

Bristol Photography Research Group, the University of the West of England, Watershed, Bristol

Photography has always related to the human condition in physical, emotional and mental form. In April 2017, I was honoured to give two talks to over 200 people at a one-day symposium exploring photography’s interactions with illness, mental health and wellbeing. My first talk was interactive and illustrated my simple approach to looking and seeing with new eyes. My second presentation explored how photography can be used for personal, community and business development. 

 

THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY 
THE NATIONAL TRUST

I gave a talk at a national training event for National Trust wardens and rangers. My presentation illustrated how photography can be used as a tool to help children and adults connect with the land and the natural and built environment. We explored how to use photography more effectively to tell a story, to document and evidence work, and for marketing purposes.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN OUTSIDE THE BOX CAREER OPTION
WYCLIFFE SCHOOL, STROUD, Gloucestershire

I used my career of working for NGOs and charities before setting up Look Again as an example of ‘doing different’, of taking a risk, of being creative and of following your heart. I encouraged the students to have courage, be authentic and get support.

 

LOOK AGAIN AT YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANISATION
LEARNDIRECT

I gave an interactive talk for small businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations in Gloucestershire, encouraging participants to look at and see themselves, their work and their organisations with fresh eyes.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING
POSITIVE LIVING GROUP, STROUD, Gloucestershire

I presented an interactive talk on photography for health and wellbeing, to illustrate how photography can help us slow down and become more mindful in our everyday lives. 

 

LIVING ARTS GATHERING
DEVON 

I gave a talk about the journey that led me to set up Look Again as part of a collaborative event between Renewal Arts and Buddhafield, held on the edge of Dartmoor.

 

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Ruth Davey being interviewed on stage during a mindfulness photography talk and presentation at UWE Bristol
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