I am a photographer, writer, multimedia producer and teacher based in Cape Town, South Africa.
My love of photography crystallized when I saw the ethereal world of wild Namaqualand flowers through a macro lens. I discovered that looking through a lens truly transformed the way I see things. Since then, I have photographed religious festivals in Mexico, the eccentricities of a small, western Montana town, the campaign trails of U.S. presidential hopefuls, the journey of Vangethongo, a white South African woman into the world of traditional African healing, and the life of Tibetan refugee Buddhist nuns in India.
I believe that images can create change, promote awareness and celebrate and preserve fleeting moments and personal histories.
A master’s degree in Photojournalism at the University of Montana in the United States introduced me to digital storytelling. I worked with Tibetan refugee children in India and produced a series of multimedia profiles of Montana artists for NewWest.net, an online magazine. I have run photography workshops for The Stars of Tomorrow Education Trust (Cape Town, S.A.), Summer Arts and Leadership Camp (Montana, U.S.A.) and Cameraland (Cape Town, S.A.).
I have produced a number of video and photography projects for Uthando, a Non Profit and Fair Trade in Tourism accredited company in Cape Town.
I worked at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York and the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town. My first solo museum exhibition was in 2009 at the Missoula Art Museum in Missoula, Montana.
I have completed a Master’s degree in Photojournalism at the University of Montana, U.S.A., a Master’s degree in History of Art at Christie’s Education, New York, U.S.A., a Honours degree (cum laude) in Ancient Greek Literature and Thought at the University of Cape Town, S.A., and a Master’s degree in Ancient Greek Drama and Society at the University of Exeter.