Journey to Justice

Hidden Stories

This project was developed alongside the Sunderland Journey to Justice programme. It tells the story of 10 people working in Sunderland to promote justice, equality and well-being within their work.

After graduating with a photography degree from Sunderland University and taking part in a series of volunteer projects myself, I had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing individuals here who inspire me to try and better the world for others. This project is a celebration of them. It tells their stories and aims to show people that small acts of kindness have the biggest impact and everyone has the capacity within them to make a difference.

This project would not have been possible without the help and support I have been fortunate to receive. I would like to thank the following people;

Tunde, Jackie, Abdul, Helmut, Marcia, Jacky, Chris, Etor, Alan and the rest of the SPOG (Sunderland Prostate Oncology Group) team, Ram and the team at Young Asian Voices for telling me their stories and allowing me to photograph them.

The Journey to Justice Sunderland Steering group for their support throughout the project

Lindsey and Carrie for always being at the other end of an email.
John and the rest of The Bridges team for allowing me to exhibit the work here.

The Photography team from Sunderland University

And finally to our funders, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Celebrate at The Big Lottery and to everyone who made a donation to Journey to Justice.

Hollie Dearing

Click on the profile pictures below to read the hidden stories.