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An exciting new

Mentoring Programme

The Bourke-White Programme is for all women (trans, intersex and cis) and agender, gender variant and non-binary people in Bristol. 

Inspiring female and gender non-conforming Photographers (Bourke-White Mentors) will facilitate a six week programme of 1-1 support with their Mentee  where they will develop photography skills and learn how to use images as a powerful communication tool. Each programme is uniquely built by both the Mentor and Mentee and takes place at outdoor locations in central Bristol.

All Bourke-White Mentors will have been trained and receive regular support for their work.

The aim is to use the photography not only to have a voice or to tell a story but to encourage a process of creative self expression, confidence and resilience.


This is important in a society where we are all made to feel powerless or isolated at times.

The Bourke-White Programme is named after Margaret Bourke-White, a Documentary Photographer best known as the first foreign Photographer permitted to take pictures of soviet industry, the first American female war Photojournalist and the first female Photographer for Life magazine.


You can access the Bourke-White Programme by sending us an email expressing your interest (or you can ask someone to on your behalf) and we will arrange to have a short meeting so you can find out more and see if the programme is right for you.

After this, if you are happy we will then match you up with a Bourke-White Mentor to start your mentoring.


Currently, to be eligible you need to be living in the Bristol area and be over 18.


You don't need to be fluent in English or have any writing skills to be part of the programme and you don't have to have ever done photography before. Sessions will be structured to suit you. We welcome people with all levels of ability.