A talented west Dorset-raised photographer has taken a set of eye-opening images of those living with untreated clubfoot.

Tommy Trenchard, who grew up in Abbotts Wootton near Wootton Fitzpaine and Bridport, became interested in photography through a love for travel when he was in his late teens.

Tommy, now 35, is a celebrated photographer who works mainly in Africa and the Middle East, for clients including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economic, The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, and the BBC – as well some of the world’s leading NGOs, such as Medecins Sans Frontieres, Red Cross, Save the Children, ActionAid and Oxfam.

He’s also won several international awards, including the Amnesty International Meida Award, an Emmy nomination, three gold medals at the Paris Photo Prize, as well as being recognised in Forbes’ 30 and 30 list.

To coincide with World Clubfoot Day, Tommy has released his latest set of work for charity MiracleFeet – which is on a mission to create universal access to treatment for children living with untreated clubfoot, a leading cause of physical disability worldwide.

He recently visited MiracleFeet’s programmes in Cambodia and Zimbabwe earlier this year, to capture raw images of those living with untreated clubfoot – and to demonstrate how treatment can completely transform their lives through the art of photography.

Speaking about the shoot, Tommy said: “Covering clubfoot involves such extremes. There's such a contrast between the experiences of people in the early stages of treatment, or before starting treatment, and those who have finished treatment.

"Part of my focus was to capture the almost miraculous transformation that occurs in a comparatively short amount of time

“I think the ultimate message I'd like people to take away from these images is that in a world full of intractable problems that are so difficult to resolve, clubfoot disability is something that we actually can beat.

“We have a cheap, simple and effective treatment available to us. Now the challenge is just to make that treatment accessible in the places it's needed most. And with just a little more awareness and funding for clubfoot programmes, that should be completely achievable.”

For more information on Tommy's career see www.tommytrenchard.com