Client: Greenpeace Australia (2018)
In December 2018 I was invited to spend 10 days on board the Rainbow Warrior III, one of three Greenpeace ships, as it sailed around The Great Australian Bight. I boarded in Adelaide and disembarked in Ceduna, and had the opportunity to document life on board this ship, a beacon for environmental activists worldwide. The Rainbow Warrior ship was in Australia to support Greenpeace’s campaign to raise awareness about The Great Southern Reef, a pristine marine environment at risk of oil testing and exploration which has been approved in the Bight. Some of these images + a short feature were published on the Guardian.
Client: World Bank (2018)
Role: Videographer for Kiribati footage
From farming communities overcoming drought in Niger to villages managing sea level rise and saltwater intrusion in Kiribati, climate change is already impacting the lives of people around the world. This short video was launched at COP24 alongside the announcement that World Bank has set new climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries to take ambitious climate action.
Director, Producer, Editor & videographer for Niger footage: Kaia Rose | http://www.kaiarose.com/
Client: International Planned Parenthood Federation (2018)
In July 2018, residents of Ambae Island in Vanuatu were ordered to evacuate due to an active volcano covering their homes in ash and threatening eruption. I was there with International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), an incredible NGO providing sexual and reproductive health services to women and girls during this time of upheaval. This series, along with a short written feature, was published on The Guardian and exhibited in Port Villa, Vanuatu as part of a conference ‘Understanding Risk Finance Pacific 2018.
Client: Government of Fiji & World Bank (2017)
Role: Photographer, 1st AD (VR film), Producer & Content Lead (website & printed communications)
A multifaceted visual storytelling project exploring the impact of climate change on Fijian people. Incorporating a 360 virtual reality film, a narrative website and newspaper, Our Home, Our People launched at the UN's conference on climate change (COP23) in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.
A selection of the images featured below, to experience the entire project visit www.ourhomeourpeople.com
This project was a finalist in the 2018 UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Awards in the innovation category. The VR film and my commissioned video work Visau Ni Draki is currently being exhibited at the Museum of Art and Sciences (Powerhouse), Sydney as part of the Common Good group show (until end-2018). A selection of the images below were exhibited at Suva Public Library, Fiji in April 2018.
Client: Care Australia (2017)
I travelled to rural Zimbabwe to photograph people benefitting from Care Australia's programs addressing food insecurity and poverty, water and hand sanitation and girls menstrual health hygiene. A selection of the images can be seen here.
Client: The World Bank (2016)
Role: Photographer, Storytelling Lead & Interviewer, Writer.
Stills to support a series of 360 degree virtual reality films exploring the price of conflict in four East Asia Pacific countries: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Philippines. For more information and to see the films, visit www.worldbank.s1t2.com.au
Client: World Bank (2016)
Portraits of people in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Philippines impacted by conflict.
Client: ActionAid Australia & AFAP Action on Poverty (2012)
Portrait series of women smallholder farmers from Kenya and Zimbabwe using sustainable, drought-resilient agriculture to farm their small plots of land despite debilitating drought conditions.
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