“I Have a Name” (…and now I have a face too).

  Every now and again you cross paths with a stranger, and from that collision of orbits something unexpected occurs. It happened to me some......

A finger, a trigger, a shoe. A death..

Image Burhan Ozbilici—AP   Grant Scott has a very thoughtful piece on his site The United Nations of Photography titled 'The Single......

“Do you know what this is?”.

Really happy to hear that this film which we made in Uganda with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance was the recipient of this year's Golden Radiator Award.  Huge thanks......

Dirt under your fingernails.

A tweet caught my eye today, by @maylavelle   It made me stop and think. I replied "Yes it does". I don't know about anyone else, but......

Black bodies, moral choices & the editorial process..

You may (or may not) have seen the images in the New York Times this week of the intercepted migrant boat off the Libyan coast. If you did, like me, you may have been......

Come and learn to make mini-documentaries with us….

Our two-day mini-documentary production workshop is back, on the 10th and 11th November, in central London.  Over two days, we'll transport you to the......

The RIBs are awesome….

Our latest film for the Born to Engineer campaign.  Big thanks to Lewis and the team at Island RIBs, the Lloyd's Register Foundation and The Worshipful Company of......

Pines and pleasure.

Smithills Estate Woods, Woodland Trust property, near Bolton. England. @John......

Crossover: probably the best web doc (multimedia) festival in the world.

I'm sat in the audience during a session on NGO's which goes something like this: us, them, us, them, storytelling, budgets, tangent ... and then it all kicks off. In the comforting gloom of the......

Wind, rain & pain.

The Scottish Highlands are surprisingly big. And also, in very many ways, rather small.  I had this underlined for me last week as I undertook yet another bimble around in my ancient Land Rover......

The Power & The Glory.

Ben Nevis from Spean Bridge, near Fort William © John MacPherson   "There's......

Payback.

On 9/11 Adam Deen drove the streets of north London, celebrating al-Qaeda's blow against the West. This story of radicalisation and extremism in the UK's capital city is our......

“Fat slags…” and shinty sticks.

This will, eventually, be a mild rant. Funny how events from the present can recall, vividly, events from the past. It happened to me a few days ago, in England. But first the past...   [caption id="attachment_39116"......

“Dear Dad”.

  On Father's Day amidst the celebrations that a few of you may be enjoying, take some time out to watch ...

“Who controls photography…..and how to liberate it”.

"I am uncomfortable watching an interrogation that is misguided if related to some elusive standard of photojournalism. The supposed ethos at Magnum was cooperative effort: from each according to his ability, to each......

The Hands of My Father.

What's in a picture? You know the debate - "A picture is worth a thousand words" says one pundit "it's a universal language...". Another will tell you "we're now in a post-photography world" and because......

The Price of Free, The Value of Me.

Milked for all we're worth. That's the creative......

The Promise of Tomorrow.

  "Suicide is painless" That's what the song says.  I don't know for sure, because its not something I've tried. What I DO know is......

‘Swarm’? ‘Jungle’ ? The Ethics of Photography in Calais.

‘Saifullah’s tent’ © Rob Pinney       ...

The picture not made. The words spoken..

"Perhaps it is that that I could not photograph, my own guilt that I could not look at and record, reflected back at me in his tear-flooded face. It is the photograph of that,......