Teaching Responsibilities 

Course Leader MA Photography delivered in China,
Senior Lecturer and Research supervision.


I specialize in short-form multimedia journalism, both as a practitioner and trainer, and am based at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in China.

I have worked with media organisations across the world, training staff and developing workflows to enable journalists to produce content for multiple platforms. I am currently a contract multimedia reporter for China Daily, am Director of Multimedia Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism and Course Leader for Bolton’s International Multimedia Journalism programme.

My academic and research interests include multimedia journalism, imagined geogrpahies, photojournalism, visual journalism and social responsibility, and Chinese photography, while in 2009 I completed a PhD focusing on photojournalism as a too for social change in the majority world.

I am also part of the core training team of World Press Photo and run multimedia journalism workshops throughout the world, most recently for the British Council in Croatia, Mozambique and Vietnam, and for World Press Photo in the Philippines and across Africa.

Recent Publications

A Little English City

Photographic documentary of the Lancaster and Morecambe District

ISBN: 0-9540392-0-3 - softback, 0-9540392-1-1 – hardback, published by Nextnorth – June 2001

The Production of a Contemporary Famine Image

The image economy, indigenous photographers and the case of Mechanic Philipos, Journal of International Development 16, 1-12 (2004) published by Wiley InterScience

Discussed at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change conference September 2003 and published as a chapter in The Changing World of International News: The Impact of Digital Technology by Routledge 2011.

China, Photography and Famine

Research paper presented at The British International Studies Association conference, December 2004, The Political Studies Association conference, April 2005 and The Elephant Conference, London College of Communication, May 2005

China Seen by the Chinese: Documentary Photography, 1951−2003 

conference, Princeton University 2009 and published as a chapter in a new book Photography and Atrocity by Reaktion in 2011.

Imaging Famine

Accompanying the images from the Imaging Famine Exhibition (August 2005, the Newsroom, London) is a publication dealing with famine, Live Aid, and the politics of representation. The catalogue is co authored by Professor David Campbell, University of Durham and Dr Kate Manzo, University of Newcastle and published by The Guardian.

Sourcing Pictures: Development Education, Images and Indigenous Photographers. 

Published in The Development Education Journal, January 2006 and presented at Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis conference, December, 2005 at The Graduate Center, Columbia University, New York. 

Digitised Picture Desks and Perceptions of Place

A series of eight papers combined as one publication critically exploring contemporary changes to the global single image market and the impact on public understanding of place (work in progress, to be published late 2011).

Representing the Majority World: famine, photojournalism and the Changing Visual Economy

PhD thesis published in 2009

In A City: 

Stories from Hanoi, Vietnam, edited by D J Clark Published by The British Council 2009

Stories from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, edited by D J Clark Published by The British Council 2011