First solo exhibition for army veteran who found photography

'Taking some time to go out and doing the things I like doing has really helped them'

Thursday, 7th July

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Lee Bullivant with his work

AN army veteran who turned to photography to help his mental health has exhibited his first solo show.

Lee Bullivant, 39, attended camera courses run by the Soldiers Arts Academy, which is based in Euston Street, and saw his work go on display last week.

It includes breathtaking landscapes from across the UK ranging from waterfalls and the Northern Lights, which can be seen from his hometown Hartlepool.

The Soldiers Arts Academy is a platform that facilitates access for ex-serving military personnel to the creative and performing arts.

From 1999 to 2005, Mr Bullivant served with the first battalion the Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire in Northern Ireland. He left due to personal circumstances and suffering from PTSD.

“When I’m at home constantly there are certain things that trigger me, which isn’t fair on my family,” Mr Bullivant said. “Taking some time to go out and doing the things I like doing has really helped them.”

He has just accepted an unconditional offer to study photography at the Northern School of Art.

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