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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Army Veteran showcases photography project

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: Career Recovery , Band Of Brothers

Don Hodgson, an ex-army Major has been showcasing his photography at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House to show his work in progress towards his Photography MA with Falmouth University.

Don suffered a stroke seven years ago whilst serving in the British Army and has now turned his time to photography after becoming involved with Help for Heroes Career Recovery.

"My stroke really affected my balance, and three years back I was involved in a serious car accident which has affected my mobility too after breaking bones in my back and neck. Photography is great for me as I can take my time and it’s not too strenuous. ”

Don says “Being a self-employed photographer allows me to work from home and within reason work my own hours. It’s significantly improved my wellbeing.”

Steve Sinclair-Day, Careers Adviser at Tedworth House said: "Don has attended our Business Experience programme and from this has developed his skills, which helped him further his photography business. It was a pleasure to support Don’s exhibition, and see the tremendous progress he’s made towards an MA in Photography. I found his pictures quite inspirational, showing how our others have used sport to overcome their injuries."

Don is passionate about telling the stories of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans through photography, and his latest project is titled ‘The use of sport to aid the recovery of wounded, injured and sick veterans’.