Writing and Random Thoughts of a Journo working the beat in Africa
On completion of a postgraduate diploma in Photojournalism in 2001 at the London College of Printing (currently London College of Communication), I’ve lived and worked from the African Continent since 2004, first in Nairobi and currently in Cape Town, South Africa.
Experience extends to various mediums in the industry, including feature writing, documentary-making and photojournalism.
Published features focus on trade, economic and geo-political analysis on the African continent. Recent assignments include in-depth features for Sunday Times (South Africa), Business Day (South Africa) and regular pieces for Greek Business File Magazine and Cyprus Mail on issues affecting Greeks in Africa.
Published photographic work includes work for the New York Times, Independent (UK), Observer (UK), Guardian, Grazia, Essence Magazine (US), L’Express (France), La Presse (Canada) among others worldwide.
Commissioned assignments included extensive work for a wide range of UN agencies such as UNAIDS, UN-WHO, UN-WFP and UN OCHA-Somalia among others and NGO’s such as the Clinton Foundation and Save the Children.
I’ve worked as a Reuters stringer in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan as a photographer. I was the only foreign journalist to access front line conflict in both Kenya and South Sudan and received a fair amount of international attention. Video footage shot in South Sudan was shown on most 24-hour news channels including but not exclusive to CNN, BBC and Al-Jareeza.
I’ve also directed and produced a short 25 minute documentary ‘On the Frontline: South Africa’s Child Abuse Crisis.’