Richard Ansett

John, River House Secure Psychiatric Ward, Bethlem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2016

John, who was born in Zimbabwe and suffered sexual abuse and bullying as a child. He has a personality disorder and has been residing in secure institutions for 22 years. When he drinks, he becomes unpredictably violent and, in 1998, he was found guilty of attempted murder after stabbing a man 13 times. He had a fear of people looking at him.

John, River House Secure Psychiatric Ward, Bethlem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2016

John, River House Secure Psychiatric Ward, Bethlem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2016

John, River House Secure Psychiatric Ward, Bethlem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2016

John, River House Secure Psychiatric Ward, Bethlem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2016

John, River House Secure Psychiatric Ward, Bethlem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2016

John, River House Secure Psychiatric Ward, Bethlem Royal Hospital © Richard Ansett 2016