I am a British photographer who specialises in documenting social and women’s rights issues. For the past twelve years I’ve travelled around the world on assignments for non-governmental organisations, such as UNICEF, Anti-Slavery International and ActionAid as well as international media outlets that include The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine and Reuters.
My interest lies with the people at the heart of the issues I photograph. I also use documentary audio in my work, as I believe this multimedia approach allows me to better capture people’s stories. My hope is that the voices of those involved are heard by the people who most need to hear them: policymakers, service providers, the wider public or the communities themselves.
I have shown my work in more than a dozen exhibitions worldwide and it has been recognised by twelve industry awards. In November 2010, I held a solo exhibition in London of my work from a personal project focused on women working as human mules in Congo’s goldmines. Another exhibition in Canada showcased my work on the issue of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I’ve also exhibited in New York, Geneva, Glasgow, Nairobi and Ireland.
I now live in London, having spent three years based in East Africa working on commissions across the continent. In addition to my freelance photography I work part-time for the digital and broadcast production company, duckrabbit and also teach photography and hold seminars on the subject