Amateur Photographer

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Born in Birmingham, 1979, photographer, artist and educator Robert Darch has always been a dreamer. Also ambitious, determined and driven, in 2000, he secured a place to study on the prestigious Documentary Photography degree course at Newport, Wales. He couldn’t have dreamt what happened next. Just before the start of his second year, aged 22, Robert was rushed into hospital after suffering a seizure, later diagnosed as a transient ischemic attack (minor stroke). The terrifying experience was followed by a diagnosis for glandular fever then

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