Freelance Photographer, specialising in news and documentary
• Working on the editorial board of the journal. • Sourcing photo essays from around the world. • Editing, production & layout design of both image & text. • Organising the journal’s distribution, sponsorship, launch & publicity. • Writing articles to accompany photo essays & interviewing Photo-Journalists.
Production Assistant duties: worked on a feature show ‘International. Correspondents’ and assisted in research, scripting and editing; assisted with live-to-air shows; used the prompter and undertook tasks for the CNN business international show; and carried out control room functions. • Assisted Editors with daily operations. • Undertook general newsroom operations including transcribing, researching,location shoots and control room procedures. • Supported camera crew on location shoots, setting up lighting and cameras, etc. • Assisted in guest booking department with organising guests for various shows.
Liaised with newspaper picture desks regarding the usage of photographs and costings, etc., with departments (editorial, exhibition, commercial, sales, archive and production) and with clients and other artists and industry members. • Accessed images in the library and learnt about the online archive and databases. • Observed photographers in various duties. • Assisted with various administrative and office duties and attended weekly meetings.
Undertook work experience with the Pictorial department of AFP in London
• Chosen to participate in a week-long intensive workshop in Spain, convened by Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg involving Photographic Book Projects. • Learnt all the steps involved in editing, sequencing and publishing photographs. • Undertook in-class assignments working towards a finished project – specific topics included: strategies of portfolio design and the use of text.
• Involved in the multimedia side of production for ABC Online – sub-edited incoming news stories, created headlines, developed news clips for online podcasts, blogs, RSS feeds and added content to the backend of the site. • Uploaded news and editorial content. • Rotated between news desks covering diverse areas such as state, regional and sport. • Undertook exercises in web development and maintenance. • Gained knowledge of news for digital television and broadband services.