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While having recently been shortlisted for the IdeasTap Photographic Award for my work on Climate Change in Bangladesh, I am currently working as an assistant to an Award Winningmore...While having recently been shortlisted for the IdeasTap Photographic Award for my work on Climate Change in Bangladesh, I am currently working as an assistant to an Award Winning Photographer who works on both Commercial and Personal Projects for International Clients.
At the start of 2010 I worked at World Press Photo as part of their Submissions Team for their contest. The Team’s task was to make sure that the submissions met the entry criteria prior to the judging rounds. This allowed me to deal with first hand the quality of work being submitted worldwide for this prestigious award, with in excess of 100,000 images this year.
In November 2009 I travelled to Bangladesh, where I worked with Oxfam GB to document their Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives that are in operation throughout the country, as well as focusing on the relief effort on the south western coast that was destroyed by Cyclone Aila in May 2009. This left thousands homeless and forced to take shelter on the embankments.
In May 2009, I started documenting the Oromo Coffee Company, which has been set up by Ethiopian
refugees who resettled in Greater Manchester in 2007/2008. This is the first Direct Trade’ initiative set up in the United Kingdom between refugees and the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in Ethiopia.
In February 2009, I finished a five month internship with Noor Images working on various group and
individual projects editing some of the most powerful stories that I believe need to be seen by the general public.
I worked in Kosovo in January and February 2008 documenting UN and aid agency programs set up to
provide facilities and opportunities for the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian minorities living in Kosovo. I was also on hand to capture Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, documenting the triumph and euphoria of the
Kosovo Albanians and the backlash from the Serbian enclaves living in Kosovo.
In January 2007, for my final assignment of my degree course I visited China to document this new and
evolving super power of the 21st century. For this assignment I was awarded Semi-finalist in the Hasselblad Masters 2008 Award.
Area Covered: Greater London
Work Experience Summary: • Short listed for the IdeasTap Photographic Award 2010.
• Bangladesh Climate Change work screened at the Slideluck Potshow, London June 2010.
• Bangladesh Climate Change work taken for Oxfam GB published on Reuters Alertnet.
• Hasselblad Masters 2008 Awarded Semi Finalist for my work of China looking at the various faces of this 21st Century super power.
• Fabrica Arts Institute photographic trial in November 2007
• Cafod Unearth Justice Campaign, documented campaigners protesting at the Plymouth demonstration. Cafod is calling on governments and mining companies to end this injustice, and give poor communities a greater say in whether mining is allowed, how it operates, and who benefits. Photographs were published on Cafod.org.uk
• Ilford Student Photographer of the Year Award 2006 awarded Runner’ up for my work on Spanish daily life.
Education Summary: 2004-2007 Plymouth University • First Class BA (Hons) Photomedia and Design Communication
• Developed a keen eye for documenting global issues travelling to central America, Europe and the Far East
• Dissertation: The Western media and how it has documented affairs in China.
• Through the analysis of professionally collected data and my own field research, collected whilst traveling through China, I identified the impact that the Western media has had on China and its people and what this holds for the future.