Photography

Ban Ki-moon Comes to Town

Ban Ki-moon Comes to Town

First it was Navi Pillay, then John Kerry and now Ban Ki-moon has come to #SouthSudan. Our reporter Alastair Leithead and cameraman Phil Davies were stuck in #Bentiu so I had to go to the presser on my own. The UN Secretary General says both leaders have agreed to attend talks in Addis later in […]


Back in South Sudan

Back in South Sudan

I’m in South Sudan covering the latest diplomatic push to try prevent this country spiralling out of control. I took this photo on the banks of the White Nile in Juba. It shows a rusty boat stuck on an island in the river. It reminds me of South Sudan. The country seems stuck at the […]


Welcoming Home Nelson Mandela’s Body

Some images I took on the road into Mthatha as local residents waited to welcome home the body of Nelson Mandela after it was flown back from Waterkloof military airbase in Pretoria. It felt more like a party than a funeral. People cheered as the cortege carrying his body drove past. They were not doing […]


Mandela in Hospital Day 19

The wall outside the hospital where Nelson Mandela lies in a critical condition has become the focal point for tributes to him. In the last 24 hours there has been a big increase the number of cards and flowers left at the Pretoria hospital.  Many of the tributes are from children and young people not even […]


Supermoon Photos

Some great photos on the #BBC website of last night 's #Supermoon. My favourite one is from Erfurt in #Germany taken by Wolfram Schubert. #Blog #Photography Reshared post from +BBC News Did you spy the "supermoon" last night? http://bbc.in/14gZiP8 Earth's satellite appears much bigger and brighter when it reaches its closest point, known as a […]


The Supreme Court of Kenya Ruling

These photos were taken on my iphone outside the Supreme Court of Kenya on the day of it’s ruling on the validity of the country’s presidential elections. The decision came late at 5pm. At first light a large exclusion zone was set up around the court. As the day wore on more and more supporters […]


Painting Slogans of Peace as Kenya Votes

Painting Slogans of Peace as Kenya Votes

This is my favourite image from the day that Kenyans voted in the 2013 elections. I took it on the streets of Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum. The guy in question is a local artist, Solomon Muyundo, aka SOLO 7. He took to the streets during the 2008 violence that followed Kenya’s last election, painting slogans […]


Photos from Konna after it was recaptured

Some photos taken in Konna, in northern Mali, after it was liberated by the French. Its capture by Islamist fighters just over two weeks ago prompted Mali’s call for international help. Click here to see the TV report on the town I shot with the BBC’s Mark Doyle.


Hanging out with the Maasai at Semadepcamp

I spent a few days this week living with the Maasai near the Mara, through a community run project called Semadepcamp that aims to help the local community benefit from the many tourists who flock to this part of Kenya. The two guys in this photo, Denis and Tubula, looked after us during our stay. […]


Photo: On The Trainline at Kibera

Photo: On The Trainline at Kibera

I came across this young lady, sitting all on her own on an active railway line, in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums. I asked around and soon discovered her mother was not far away and keeping a close eye on her. The railway line is where she spends her time while her mom runs […]


The Key Challenge Facing Libya in 2012

One of the stories we have been working in Libya, about the key challenge facing the country in the post Gaddafi era, went out on the BBC today. It focuses on the need to disarm the various militia that toppled the old regime and persuade them to integrate into a new national security force. If […]


Tripoli Zoo Still Facing An Uncertain Future

Libya is slowly returning to normal after the uprising that overthrew Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. One of the sites grinding back into action is Tripoli Zoo, which is hoping to re-open to the public in a few months time. But the battle is not over yet. Funding from international charities to feed the hundreds of birds […]


Libya Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

Libya Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

A few photos I took during celebrations in Tripoli, to mark 60 years since Libya gained it’s independence. It was the first time the 24th of December was marked in more than 40 years. During Muammar Gaddafi’s rule, the importance of the day was not recognized and only the 1969 date of his coup was […]


Images from the Aftermath of the Earthquake in Ercis

Here are some more images I took in Ercis, the town worst hit by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the southeast of Turkey on the 23 October 2011. Covering the aftermath of this earthquake was tough. Things got off to a bad start when our connecting flight was advertised at the wrong time at […]


Liberation Day In Libya

I made an unexpected visit to Libya this weekend to cover the country’s official liberation declaration for the BBC, following the death of Muammar Gaddafi. The event took place in the country’s second largest city, Benghazi, where the revolution against Gaddafi’s 42 year rule, began in February. It was held in a parade ground across […]


Photos of the London Anti-Capitalist Protests

Here are a few photos I took over the weekend of the protests against "corporate greed" in the city of London. The demonstration was part of a global campaign inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.Around 3000 people converged on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral with the intention of marching to […]


Benghazi’s Talented Street Artists

Benghazi's Talented Street Artists

Benghazi is buzzing. It feels like a city waking up from years of repression. Where ever you look you can find evidence of this. One of the best examples in the vast amount of street art. When Muammar Gaddafi was in power, his official portraits were everywhere. In Libya’s second largest city, artists have turned […]


Contemporary South African Photography

This is a feature that I shot for the BBC about the first major exhibition of contemporary South African photography. It’s called Figures and Fiction and is currently on at the V&A museum in London. The feature is narrated by the curator, Tamar Garb, who is originally from South Africa. I got the impression that […]


Faces of Mbekweni

These are some of the amazing people I met in Mbekweni, a South African township, about 60km north of Cape Town. I went there earlier in the year to work on a multimedia documentary for a local charity, called Enza, that helps abused women. I’m hoping to finish the documentary by the end of the […]


The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

These are a few images I took in and around London on the day of the royal wedding. The images formed part of a London documentary project at the World Photography Festival. The project was led by photographer, Jocelyn Bain Hogg. The brief was to go out on the streets on London and capture the […]


London Photography Week

London Photography Week

It’s a good week to be a photographer in London. Aside from the Royal Wedding, the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Festival are taking place in the city. The 6 day festival is being organised around the awards. It starts on Tuesday and is packed full of workshops, exhibitions, screenings and talks, […]


Postcard from Luang Prabang

Postcard from Luang Prabang

I flew into Luang Prabang today on a twin engine plane from Chiang Mai. I don’t think I have been on one of those for over 20 years. The city is located in the northern part of Laos. It has a small airport but there was none of the abrasive and unfriendly attitude you would […]


Marching Against the Pope

Thousands of people took to the streets of London to protest against the state visit to the UK by Pope Benedict XVI. It was a very peaceful and colourful affair, attracting people from all walks of life. I was struck by the vast number of protesters who turned up for the event and the efforts […]


Photographing the 2012 Olympic Park

Photographing the 2012 Olympic Park

Its 2 years until the 2012 Olympic Games get underway in London. You can see some cool photos of how far the Olympic Park has progressed on The Telegraph’s website. Sadly, if you want to take your own images,  you can’t just rock up and expect to stroll through the park. Security is extremely tight. […]