Josephine Hartfiel

Josephine Hartfiel is a German-born photographer and tutor who teaches people in recovery from substance misuse photography as a tool for expression.

Her ambition when developing the HAGA Photo Project was it to use photography as a tool against stigma and a way to record emotional mementos for people whose views may be marginalised. She believes you can enable and empower people to create their own narrative using photography as a medium of storytelling, escaping being subjected to oppressive visualisation.

Her project’s results could be seen at exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Starbucks Crouch End and community enterprise centre 639 as well as on the blog which is curated by the photographers and herself.

Her personal work and commissions can be seen on