People and Place

Galleries

These galleries consider the language of place, focusing on the relationship between people, place and environment.

Griots are the musicians and traditional storytellers of West Africa. I met Mamy Kanouté in Senegal on an artistic residency at La Factory in Dakar. We travelled to the village of Kousanar where Mamy grew up, and spent time in the company of singers, musicians and dancers from her extended family in the Dakar neighbourhood of Patte d'Oie.

The artist & writer Ngnima a.k.a. Tie was part of the same residency, and together we returned to her childhood homes - at the old army barracks in Dakar, and on the mystical island of Niodior.

In Ladakh in the far North of India, epic mountain ranges, deep river valleys, high altitude lakes and remote Buddhist monasteries define the region, its way of life and culture.

Jagriti Yatra is a unique train journey around India, inspiring entrepreneurship and social enterprise among young Indians from across the country. As Photographer in Residence for the Yatra in 2013, I was part of a community of 450 people who travelled 8,000km together over fifteen days.

Encounters contains work I made during extended periods in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso in West Africa between 2009 and 2012, and on frequent journeys in India.