SELF comes to Hounslow

A bold photographic exhibition showing the human face of social care will be running in four Hounslow libraries throughout February 2018.

Isleworth, Feltham and Heston libraries and Hounslow Civic Centre will host ‘SELF–Portraits in Social Care’ an intimate and inspiring exhibition offering an alternative view of people working in, and supported by, social care. In total 100 images will be exhibited with 25 at each venue.

The idea came from Certitude Community Development Manager, Jake Meyer who worked in close partnership with professional photographer, Dean Belcher, to create this collection of revealing portraits. Jake explains: “First and foremost this is a show about community. The photographs illustrate the extraordinary diversity of people living in Hounslow and put real faces to the concept of ‘social care’.

Everyone featured in the SELF exhibition lives in Hounslow and is either connected with Certitude –  a social care provider supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health needs – or Age UK. People who took part were asked to reveal something about themselves that the viewer might not realise from their portrait and these thought-provoking responses are displayed alongside the photographs.


SELF Portrait Photography Workshop February 12th 2018,

2.30-4.30pm Feltham Library


The public will be able to respond to the exhibition at a 2-hour workshop hosted by Certitude and SELF photographer, Dean Belcher, at Feltham Library on February 12th. Participants will be able to explore self image through group discussions and hands-on portrait photography. To book your place, contact Ann Cartwright at

SELF Portrait Hounslow trail will be running between Thursday 1st-Wednesday 28th February 2018 at:

Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street, TW13 4GU

Heston Library, New Heston Road, TW5 0LW

Hounslow Library, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, TW3 4DN

Isleworth Library, Twickenham Road, TW7 7EU