Hazel was born in Redhill and is an award winning photojournalist now based in London. She began her photographic career in 1997 with a local newspaper in South London and now works freelance on assignments worldwide for leading international publications such as the New York Times, the Observer Magazine, Le Monde 2, Politiken and many others. 

Hazel's passion is to photograph social and humanitarian subjects. Injustice towards women and children and identity within religion are among her central themes.