Bea Yates PHOTOGRAPHY
I am a British photographer currently based in Spain - focusing on social issues, minority groups, the environment, and portraiture. My love for photography grew in my early twenties when I realised its ability to raise awareness of significant issues.

I graduated with a degree in fine art photography from London Metropolitan University in 2008 and have since worked with a number of NGO's in the UK, the Kurdish region of Turkey, and South East Asia. I have worked on a number of commissions and collaborations with TATE, UNHCR, Kurdish Human Rights Project, Afghan Association UK, and Malaysian Care, along with grassroots organisations in Malaysia, for ethnic refugee groups from Burma. As well as shooting my own photography, I am an experienced workshop facilitator, having designed and delivered workshops for young refugees in London, and worked with both UK primary/secondary schools and international students. My interest in educating others in the field of photography has led me to participate in training workshops with both Amnesty International and the Refugee Council, with the aim of using photography as a tool for social change and communication.

A former Magnum Photos intern and a member of the FOTO8 gallery/magazine team, I am also experienced in both gallery and events work.