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 http://hagaphotography.tumblr.com which is curated by the photographers and herself.
Her personal work and commissions can be seen on www.josephinehartfiel.com