Began showing her photos and videos at exhibitions in 1991, with her first solo show in 1994. Receivedthe Most Promising Young Artist award at the Venice Biennale in 1997. Diagnosed with colon cancer in 1997 and breast cancer in 2000. Was appointed Order of the British Empire for her service to the arts in 2011. Takes portraits for those helped by Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres.