SAND is delighted to be working with Grain Projects and artist Ming de Nasty, to make collaborative portraits that explore LGBT+ identity in later life.

The portraits and accompanying stories will portray older LGBT+ residents in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and will be exhibited and published at the end of the project. They will focus on identity and representation providing an opportunity for individuals to tell their story and control their image.


Ming de Nasty’s photography offers a different perspective, with individuals expressing a confidence and sense of identity in their gaze and position. Her portraits are acclaimed and award-winning. They speak of diversity and challenging stereotypes.

Ming de Nasty has been a professional photographer for 35 years and has worked on projects locally and nationally, exhibiting widely throughout the UK. Her most recent projects include ‘Queer Country’ a photographic project looking at queer-identifying individuals in Wales and what it means to be living in a rural environment; .

The project is a partnership between SAND and GRAIN Projects, supported by Arts Council England.