The
Hands
Project

These hands reduce harm

The
Hands
Project

These hands reduce harm
Holly
Holly Bradford
Program Coordinator, San Francisco Drug User's Union
I started this project back in 2014 when I realised that one of the 'constants' in my photography was my obsession with people's hands. Many of the people in our harm reduction communities have hands that tell stories and/or reflect their personality. A significant portion of us have tattoos and scars documenting our lives.
The hands are how we work, how we supply safer equipment, how we distribuite naloxone and what we put around each other when we meet (the harm reduction community is very ... huggy).

The Anonymity Of Hands

Focusing on just hands has another benefit; in some areas the work done by harm reduction advocates is outside of the law (laws that need to change). People running underground projects or working in areas where they might not want want their face becoming public can still be included and have their stories highlighted.

Bonnet Collection

If you are interested in showing these images, or would like to discuss this project then please let me know.

Zoe Carre

Zoe Carre

Policy Researcher, Release
Joseph Outlaw

Joseph Outlaw

HIV/ HepC testing and Outreach Coordinator, Human Resource Agency in New Britain Ct
Allan Clear

Allan Clear

Director of Drug User Health, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Angie and Kris

Angie and Kris

Putting together Safeshape
Cyndee Clay

Cyndee Clay

Executive Director, HIPS
Kirstie Douse

Kirstie Douse

Head of Legal Services, Release
Dan Ciccarone

Dan Ciccarone

Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
 Banjo Dwagg

Banjo Dwagg

Works at San Francisco Drug User's Union
Edo Nasution

Edo Nasution

National Coordinator, PKNI (Persaudaraan Korban Napza Indonesia)
Dan Bigg

Dan Bigg

Director at Chicago Recovery Alliance
This represents a small selection of the images from this collection.
Emma Roberts
Director of Capacity Building Services
Harm Reduction Coalition

All images and content © Nigel Brunsdon, all rights reserved.