Ali Baskerville is a documentary photographer and personal safety trainer based in Birmingham,UK. A former-soldier-turned-photographer, Alison is able to blend her military experience with her career as a conflict photographer to translate into realistic safety training for the media community. As a photographer she uses her experience to comment on, document and question the military experience that aims to make work reflecting on important contemporary issues such as social inequality, military occupation, gender identity and safety as well as the long-term consequences of emotional trauma through conflict.
“I founded ROAAAR to contribute to the movement to dismantle and help build a new system of safety training which tackles the underlying effects of white supremacy and patriarchy on the perceptions of safety. Leading this programme feels like our most important work yet to help create and make space for a more diverse generation of safety trainers.”