African Photojournalism Database
Johannesburg, South Africa
“Photography broadens one’s view of the world. As a photojournalist you are placed in unfamiliar situations and recording such events gives you a better understanding of other people, cultures, and events. Seeing the beauty and the ugliness of the world makes you appreciate your own life and makes you more tolerant of other peoples’ views and lives. We are all connected by a common thread but also individual. Visual storytelling is a very important tool to record history as pictures evoke emotion and are remembered long after the story is forgotten. ”
I am currently employed as Picture Editor at the South African daily Beeld. I manage a team of 8 photographers and also shoot a number of assignments for them.
I have extensive experience in photojournalism. My current photographic duties include producing images strong in form and content (newsworthiness) for publication on a daily basis for all sections of the different newspapers.
I enjoy telling people’s stories through photography. This is true for both the big news stories and the everyday extraordinary events we cover. I like the variety and the fast pace of a daily newspaper but also enjoy the opportunity to work on more long-term projects.
Career highlights include the opportunity to travel to places like Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Namibia, Mozambique and extensive local destinations and covering South African Icon, Nelson Mandela’s death.
My photographs have also been published in magazines, books, and online publications. I have won several awards for my work and have exhibited at various galleries and other venues (for a complete list see below.)
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