Biography

I am an experienced and passionate photographer and photojournalist. My interest in news  and current events initiated an interest in a career in journalism and I have been working in the Media Industry in South Africa since August 2007. I was a contract photojournalist for national publications of Media 24, Rapport, Kaap Rapport and Die Burger until December 2010. 

I had work published in Huisgenoot, You, The Argus, Cape Times, Mango Magazine, NRC, Nederland’s Handelsblad, La’Officiel NL, Africa is a Country and various other local and international publications, print as well as online. As a freelance photojournalist I also contribute images to the Gallo Image Library and Africamediaonline, when in South Africa.

In 2008 I was chosen as one of 40 photographers from Africa to receive training through the Africamediaonline Masters course. This course enriched my knowledge of photography and photojournalism.

In 2008 I was also nominated for a Journalism Award, by Vodacom. Vodacom Journalist of the year 2008. Category: Hard News, for a feature and investigative story, The Suitcase Murder, that I did with a fellow Journalist from Rapport, Media 24.

I have worked on a feature project in South Africa, Blikkiesdorp, since 2008 to May 2012. This feature and the story behind this very unique TRA (Temporary Relocation Area) were widely published. Online, as well as in print.

I also worked with a team of Journalists from TV Folha, Brazil in 2011, who interviewed me and the work I have done on the Blikkiesdorp project. Their aim was to investigate South Africa and the Soccer World Cup of 2010. Lessons to be learned from Blikkiesdorp, for the Soccer World Cup tournament, 2014.

In 2011 I was published by the Royal School of Fine Art, Stockholm, Architecture Department and later that same year a selection of photographs from my archive was chosen by Utango, a Non Profit Company, for a WEF (World Economic Forum) event. The photos were used in a presentation to create awareness for Impact Investing in Africa.

In September 2011, I was an official photographer of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s book launch, Tutu, the Authorized Portrait. I had the opportunity to Photograph Bono, the lead singer of U2 at the Bishops’ birthday celebrations. I also photographed the Archbishop at the Russell Tribunal in Cape Town, September 2011.

I relocated to Asia in 2012. I completed a diploma in Multimedia Journalism at the Konrad Adenhauer Asian Centre for Journalism, ACFJ,  in 2014. 

My love for visual arts, design and photography inspired me to take up a diploma in Graphic Design at the beginning of 2015. I graduated with a diploma in Graphic Design from Ashworth College in June 2017. Appart from my work in visual and photojournalism, documentary filmmaking, I also work on graphic design and interactive design projects.

I am currently studying towards an Masters Degree  in Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

I call Taoyuan Taiwan home. (For now)


Please note. All the photos on this site are copyrighted. Unauthorized use is prohibited without my written permission. Contact me for the use of any of the work on the site.  Prints and canvas prints of material are also available on request.


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