I was privileged to be invited to Gaza alongside Jenny Higgins and Henrik Gard to document training at the Gaza Circus School.

I was struck by Gaza’s beauty and dignity - there were so many scenes that were far from the visceral, war-torn images we so often see. In taking these, I didn’t want to shy away or sugar coat the conflict, but rather, highlight this city’s beauty, and what its people want to save.

The project as a whole was about the importance of joy and fun and frivolity, how central that is to the human experience, and how cherished it should be.

Some of the photographs were published in the Irish Times Magazine accompanying a feature by journalist Rosita Boland.