Photographer Launches Portrait Project

He’s photographed Prince Charles, captured images of celebrated comics such as David Baddiel and Stephen K Amos and now celebrity photographer Richard Cannon could be about to meet you.

To mark the start of the new year, Richard, whose work has graced the front pages of countless national newspapers and magazines (, is aiming to photograph around 20 people living with MND and their carers as part of a new project for the MND Association and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Once complete, the pictures will be used to help raise awareness of MND, both online and in print and as part of an exhibition.

Richard explained: “I am very aware of the pain caused by MND and I will approach each portrait with the utmost sensitivity. It will be a very emotional project but one that I would like to tackle to help raise awareness of MND.”

In February 2020, Richard photographed Simon Brennan who was diagnosed with MND in 2018; Simon is the inspiration behind this photography project. Richard will photograph 20 people from all walks of life and representing different parts of the UK, each at various stages of MND. If Covid allows, photography sessions will start from early Spring onwards in the chosen participants’ homes (Richard will be seeking sponsorship to cover the cost of travel), with the project completed for June’s MND Awareness Month. 

To be considered for this special project, please email to express your willingness to help if selected, detailing your name, age, location and a short summary of your MND diagnosis along with the name of your primary carer and relationship to them.

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