Patrick West – Founder & Trustee
Patrick doesn’t like to talk about himself, even though he has plenty to boast about. He’s a brilliant photographer and an endless philanthropist. With a background in law and political activism, Patrick, who grew up with a camera in his hand, started focusing fully on photography in the mid 1990s. With his photography, he has always aimed to break boundaries, raise awareness about unspoken issues, and contribute to important projects. Patrick documented humanitarian and environmental programs on five continents alongside major organisations, including the UNHCR, the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, and Rooftops Canada. Patrick is incredibly passionate about the medium of photography as a way to improve people’s lives, and he has been involved in developing and supporting charitable photography projects for over a decade. To most who know him, Patrick is a (slightly bad-ass) legend.