I began working as a photographer in South Africa in 1984, during some of the darkest days of apartheid. This experience defined my lifelong approach to photography and inspired me to seek out ways to engage creatively with social and political issues. I maintain the belief that photography can be both a beautiful art form and a tool for positive impact in the world.
With the passing of time, I have found that many of the images have begun to take on further meaning and relevance. This website is a contemporary reassessment of the work I consider to be most important to date, which sits somewhere between art, documentary photojournalism and activism. I have found that it works in a variety of contexts, from gallery walls, to magazine pages, to protest billboards.
Developing my projects over long periods of time, I have established an approach that is very personal. My intention has always been to challenge my viewers by pushing boundaries, translating issues of global concern into work that evokes a felt response.