Once the world's richest open cut gold mine, nowadays Panguna Mine is a hole in the earth full of toxic substances and big enough for clouds to live in (see video above). Since its inception, it has been the carrot dangled by politicians and entrepreneurs to the people of Bougainville. The mine and its value to Bougainville is such a complex equation that I am only slowly coming to understand it after four years of working on my documentary project.Read More
After a 10 year civil war with the Papua New Guinean (PNG) Government, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville will vote for independence between 2015 and 2020 and my goal is to document what life is like their, through my photography, during this period.Read More
Last year I started a long-term project to document life in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. My goal is to connect with people from across Bougainville to document what life is like there, to stand as a witness to the forming of their nation and to add to their voice to the outside world.Read More
So here goes... I wanted to start posting short snapshots about photographers that really interest me in one way or another, to introduce them to those that don't know them, provide a few links to content about them for those that do, and in doing so learn more about them myself.
I thought I would start with Susan Meiselas as I am a big fan of her work and how she approaches it.Read More