Grandmother finds solace in photography capturing bears around the world

Bear cubs
Bear cubs (Image credit: Jenny Hibbert)

Photography is something different for everyone: a profession, a hobby, a different way of looking at the world. But for Jenny Hibbert, it was a lifeline. What started as a distraction following her mother’s death and a difficult divorce has turned into a full-time passion, taking Jenny to parts of the world she never imagined she’d find herself in. 

Life often presents us with situations we can’t control but it’s during these times we surprise ourselves the most. Using some of the money her mother left her, Jenny decided to invest in a digital camera and rekindle her love for photography. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.