Gemma Taylor

Writer / Editor / Photographer / Photo-editor

United Kingdom

Gemma creates, commissions and edits stories for the media and health, conservation and arts charities, and produces personal work.

Working collaboratively with individuals to share personal experiences which highlight a social issue.

North West, UK.

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Into the Lion's Den

First featured in Msafiri magazine. Walking in the footsteps of the big five in the Mara Naboisho. My small plane descends towards the airstrip, to delighted, overlapping exclamations, all starting with "I can see a ...", followed by "giraffe", "zebra", "wildebeest" and even "lion". Naboisho, in the Maasai Mara, is an area where Kenya's wildlife...

The Independent
Why Matlock Bath is the best 'seaside' town that's nowhere near the sea

It may be nearly 100 feet above sea level, but with roughly one fish and chip shop per 100 residents, there's something distinctively seasidey about Matlock Bath. An old spa town in a valley of lush woodland, it's been referred to as Little Switzerland, as well as cropping up in "best places to retire" type lists.

The Independent
People are throwing a gay pride festival in a country where homosexuality is banned

Every year in August, a small rural village outside of Mandalay transforms into Burma's unofficial gay village. "It's a chance to meet guys from all across the country," says Moe Kyaw, "when it's normally hard to find one!" He travelled here to Taung Pyone from Bagan five days ago, and is clearly smitten with new boyfriend, Nay Lin.

Exhibition review: Seaside Photographed

Enter the gallery to a whir and click of a 35mm slideshow. You’re privy to the home projector. Family photos snapped during the post-war holiday heyday of the 1950s, 60s, and beyond.

Big Issue North
Monstrous reality - Big Issue North

Politicians, pigeons, past comedians and Prince Andrew all feature in Giles Walker's most ambitious piece yet. Monster is an immersive installation from the renowned artist and sculptor that comes alive after dark. Walker has drawn on scrap materials and animatronics...Read more

Make Medicines Affordable.....
Crossing the frontline to reach prisoners with HIV treatment in Russian-occupied Ukraine

In the seven years since Russia invaded Valeria's home city, she lost her home, her husband, and her idea of what the future looked like for her sons. Despite this, she has never lost her drive to fight injustice and health inequity, which led her to transport life-saving drugs across the frontline, risking her life to save other peoples.

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Prints for Food

From pink balloons, to buffalos, to ballerinas, to platform boots. Photographers from around the world have donated images that respond to the theme of 'hope'. Prints for Food will raise funds for The Trussell Trust to support food banks across the UK, which are responding to an unprecedented demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Make Medicines Affordable.....
Jeed: HIV treatment was like winning the lottery

Jeed is Chairperson of the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (TNP+) and a volunteer at the children's wing of the Mercy Centre in Bangkok. Each month the Centre supports around 100 children living with HIV, including 20 on a residential basis, caring for children who have lost their parents, and a further 80 regularly attend social and educational activities and for meals.

Photomonitor: Essay - Not a 'girly girl'

This project is about Bea, who is constantly ‘having’ to define herself against other people’s expectations of a model, a pageant queen, a transwoman, a woman full stop.