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From Bekaa to Brighton: Syrian stories, UK aid

Since 2013, I’ve made a number of visits to both Jordan and Lebanon, which between them are now hosting well in excess of 2 million Syrian refugees – documenting how UK aid is helping people who are living in formal refugee … Continue reading

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A long walk to Langtang

In April 1999 I spent a month trekking in Nepal, from Kathmandu up into the Langtang Valley. It was a beautiful, extraordinary time. Nepal was just about to hold its first democratic elections in over 50 years, and people in … Continue reading

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Survival and shelter in Nepal

I’ve just recently returned from a deployment for DFID to Nepal, in the aftermath of the earthquake which struck the country on 25 April. It’s hard to know what to say about such a destructive heart-breaking event. I spent 3 … Continue reading

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Could this image really mark a turning point in the Syrian conflict?

Most of you will by now have seen this picture. That fact alone makes it remarkable, as if the image itself isn’t remarkable enough. And of course it truly is a ‘remarkable’ picture; an enormous crowd of people crushed together … Continue reading

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2013: My DFID photos of the year

In the spirit of looking back at the end of another year, here’s my selection of the best images I’ve been fortunate enough to see, take or select in the course of my work for DFID this year. 2013 has … Continue reading

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Diffusion Festival: Cardiff’s answer to Arles?

I made a dash from London to my hometown of Cardiff over the weekend, to see Diffusion, the inaugural Cardiff International Festival of Photography. It seems that no self-respecting city is without a photography festival these days – from Arles … Continue reading

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Everything’s changed, everything’s still the same: some thoughts on the Future of Humanitarian Reporting

On 7 March, I took part in a conference entitled The Future of Humanitarian Reporting, organised by The British Red Cross and City University London‘s Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism. The event aimed to explore the way in which … Continue reading

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