Born in the UK but also holding Australian citizenship and now splitting my time between the UK, S. E. Asia and Australia.
I have worked in 50 countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia including living in Vietnam, Laos and Japan for over 30 years. I am aware of local conditions and seamlessly adaptable to locations, with a working knowledge of some Asian languages.
I specialise in documenting social and economic development issues including current and emerging topics affecting communities and economies. My work on global health alerts, water and sanitation (WASH) along with developing world education, carbon zero power generation projects, food security and non-conflict emergencies has given me a deep knowledge of issues and solutions.
Assignments have been for United Nations agencies such as UNICEF, WHO, WFP, UNCDF and international Non-Government Organisations such as Oxfam, Save the Children, Plan International, CAFOD and many others. I am well informed and able to create a narrative built upon dynamic, insightful images.
Commercial assignments have been within large hydropower projects and the gold mining industry. I spent 6 years visually documenting dam construction in Laos, from turf cut to power generation.
I mentors groups and individuals in the skills, sensitivities, and processes of documentary photography specifically within a developing world context, including sessions on digital demystification, visual literacy, image ethics and identity protection.
Image Resource Management
Advice, staff training and practical solutions to collate, edit, catalogue and resource an organisation’s image collection. I can design and draft organisational photographic policy to suit specific tailored requirements.
- RISC training