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Freelance journalist and photographer operating in Madagascar and East Africa.

My aim is to work with the voices of forgotten places; to give face to the beauty and brutality of life lived on front lines; and to offer a sharper lens through which we might see each other.


I grew up and studied in London, completed an MA at the University of Edinburgh then enrolled in a year of fine art at City & Guilds.

In 2015, aged 24, I was offered a position in Madagascar with the opportunity to work in some of the most inaccessible parts of the island; photographing, filming and reporting for a humanitarian NGO.

Over 2 years, my work with this NGO trained me to read the human stories through the veils of culture, history and language. The richness I witnessed in these perspectives compelled me to communicate the truths of marginalised people.

With this vocation, I returned to Madagascar independently to explore the unheard stories of this vast and intricate nation.

Currently based in Nairobi, I am operating across East Africa but forever plotting my next return to Mada.