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Photographer, Audio Producer, Film maker, Podcaster

Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria

Curtis James

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Most of my work is with brilliant collaborators, be they important social and community projects, personal photography projects, or exciting podcast documentary productions for communities.

I co-founded self/other CIC along with anthropologist Simon Newitt and designer Emily Macaulay back in 2019. We work on participatory ethnographic projects which often end up as books.

I partner up with my twin brother on sound and music projects.

I have several personal photography projects on the go. One is an in-depth look at Work and all its layers and facets called Beyond Work.

Pre 2014 I co-founded and worked at People Who Do between 2008 and 2014. I developed and ran a global music programme for Heineken between 2002 and 2008. I helped set up radio stations in Brighton, produced radio shows and made records during the '90s.

I'm one of the co-founders of, a group trying to make education fairer in Brighton and Hove, on the council estate I grew up on in a place called Whitehawk.

I go hiking and wild camping a lot. Sometimes I photograph those adventures.

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