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Sunderland photographer captures lives of carers in House of Commons exhibition

Photos from the exhibition Time Well Earned by Daniel Dale, of carers taking time out from their work, featuring Margaret Hembrough, a poet and Martin Hutchinson, an enthusiast of Roman history

Photos from the exhibition Time Well Earned by Daniel Dale, of carers taking time out from their work, featuring Margaret Hembrough, a poet and Martin Hutchinson, an enthusiast of Roman history

POIGNANT images of carers went on show to political leaders.

People looking after ill or disabled relatives were captured in the exhibition, which went on display in the House of Commons.

The project, called Time Well Earned, aimed to highlight the importance of carers taking a break and give a give an insight to some of the hobbies carers enjoy when they get time off.

The idea came from 23-year-old photographer Daniel Dale, from Ashbrooke in Sunderland.

Daniel, who has finished a photography degree at Cleveland College of Art and Design and is now doing a Masters in Photojournalism, said: “I only had a vague idea about what carers do, but as soon as I started meeting them I was struck by the hard work, time and dedication carers give to looking after others.

“It became obvious their time out from caring to enjoy their hobbies and interests was so precious to them all.

“Setting up the appointments to photograph the carers really brought home the reality of their caring roles to me, the way they had to fit our meetings around the needs and appointments of the people they look after.”

The photos featured at the Upper Waiting Hall of the House of Commons.

Washington MP Sharon Hodson officially opened the exhibition.

She said: “The exhibition is a moving depiction of the challenges carers face and the importance of taking time out for themselves.”

 

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