I'm a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded visual artist (photographer/filmmaker) and ethnographic researcher focusing on speculative futures in the municipality of Himi in rapidly depopulating regional Japan. I explore how collaborative filmmaking techniques and public screening events can be used to help communities to create meaning in discourses that are ordinarily dominated by statistical projections. To do this, I am drawing on academic and creative work related to politically-engaged documentary film, socially-engaged art, social design and the Anthropocene.
I am currently undertaking a PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media (2018-2022) at the University of Manchester's prestigious Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. I have an MA in Visual Anthropology (Distinction, 2017) and an MA in Anthropological Research (Distinction, 2019), also from the University of Manchester.
I have lived and worked in the UK, Japan and Malaysia, and travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and North and South America. I also have experience of event photography, especially weddings.
- Audio capture
- Video capture
- Video editing