Breaking Britain
The Shatila refugee camp was set up by the Red Cross to house the thousands of Palestinian refugees who arrived there in 1948. The current population is estimated to be over
Project Pressure images shot a few years ago but have been under embargo until the Vienna exhibition.
The district of Stolipinovo in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria is home to the largest Roma community in Europe. Built in the late 1960's to 70's the area was residentially mixed with Bulgarians from many
Myanmar 2017
After visiting Yangon last year I felt a real itch to go back and explore the city in more depth. As it's only recently
Now that the military dictatorship in Myanmar is coming to an end the country has become one of the new frontier states on the tourist trail. The country is famous for it's temples and monks so I decided to look a bit more under the skin of the place so I focused on
The Jungle camp in Calais is home to 6000 refugees from the Middle East and Africa. After spending several weeks and several thousand dollars more and more people are arriving at this make shift refugee camp daily. To describe the Jungle as a camp is misleading as this is unlike any
Kiev Requiem
A week after my first visit to the protests in Independence Square events took a decisive turn. The square erupted into a pitched battle on the Tuesday and finished off with the police shooting live rounds directly at
In 2014 Ukraine entered a crisis of its future and it's identity. Half the country looks to the West, the other half to the East. This crisis exploded onto
El Salvador
El Salvador has a long history of gang violence and many films have been produced about the extreme brutality of the gangs. What I found was something I’ve not seen before. These were not the big psychopathic
The Penas Ciudad Prison, El Salvador
The Penas Ciudad Barrios is a maximum security prison for members of the Mara Salvatrucha Gang, or MS, in the South of El Salvador. It was built for 800 inmates and now house's over 2500. The prison is practically run internally by the gang who
Egypt Murals
Whilst I was in Cairo covering the protests over the proposed new constitution I noticed the way the protesters painted murals to record the events and those killed during
I had three days free whilst on a commission to Manila, Philippines, and so visited the community of Vitas as part of my Urban Slums project. Vitas is a series of badly built and unmaintained tenement blocks that the government built for the scavengers that had to scrape a living on the famous
As part of a project I did with Save the Children on the effects of austerity on some of the poorest communities in the UK I met up with Claire and Sean and their new born daughter Ellie-May.
Both Claire and Sean had had a very tough life dealing with drug addition and and were both desperate to
Save the Children - Keighly
Working with Save the Children I started a project on the effects of austerity on some of the poorest communities in the UK. We visited the town of Keighley in Yorkshire to record the lives of
Once a sleepy backwater of the communist bloc, Mongolia is now host to the biggest resource bonanza in the world. Deep within its soil lie some of the greatest un-tapped deposits of coal and mineral wealth in the world. Now it is opening its doors to foreign
Spent the day at Ascot Races on the 16th June. It was 'Ladies Day' when everyone goes all dressed up. It's notorious for the gangs of
At the beginning of the year I visited Tokyo to work on a small project of portraits of commuters. Little did I know about the terrible events that would befall Japan two months later. The idea was to
A diverse folio of both personal projects and commissions from advertising & design agencies, issue based NGO’s dealing with issues close to my heart –
India, a country of over one billion people, is as diverse a place as you can find anywhere on the planet. I’ve been fortunate to visit several times and it has been the location of some of my most
I first started shooting in Brazil after a commission from the Ford Foundation in November 2001. I was able to extend my stay and decided to document one of Rio’s many favelas. I worked closely with a local
Middle East
The impact of politics and ideologies on communities has continued to be a recurrent theme in my work. When the second intifada began at the end of 2000 I was interested to see how the violence was
The world’s successor to the throne of commercialization was a natural documentary subject. Shanghai is a perfect example of how China has fast-tracked in its
The Americas
This folio covers corporate and NGO commissions. Action Aid commissioned a study on
South Africa
Towards the end of my SPX commission, I had two days free so as part of my slums project I visited the Khayelitsha
As part of my on going study of the development of urban slums I visited Caracas, Venezuela. This is home to the most violent
I was asked by Paul Belford at This is Real Art if I’d like to travel to for the Hoping Foundation and the UN. Having spent several days trying to get in from Egypt earlier in the year without luck I jumped
Following on from my project in Dharavi, I decided to expand the depth of the project in a subject of significant global importance, the growth of slums in the developing world. It was only recently that the majority of the world’s population became
Eastern Europe
Maybe more accurately described as a study of two former Soviet states –Ukraine and Azerbaijan, this body of work is
This may seem a little left field considering my usual areas of interest. This folio started in the same way as the others, a desire to understand how people
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom doesn’t always feel that united. Contradiction runs throughout society and
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