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I had an early interest in documenting peoples lives  through photography when I was living in the Kalahari with the Bushmen in Namibia in the mid 1980s. I studied documentary filmmaking firstly at Queensland University of Technology, and then at Griffith University where my PhD research focused on the late John Marshall’s 50 years of filming the Ju/'hoan Bushmen in the Kalahari which has become part of UNESCO's Memory of the World project. In 2007, I returned to the Kalahari to shoot a film called Bitter Roots which subsequently screened at film festivals around the world winning numerous awards.  While at Griffith University, I also made several documentary films with Professor Paul Taçon about contact period rock art focusing on the perspectives of indigenous people. I also co-produced an award-winning feature-length documentary, Fantome Island, about a leprosarium for indigenous people in far North Queensland. My films are distributed by Documentary Educational Resources (DER) in the USA.  My photography is strongly influenced by the documentary tradition in terms of trying to tell a true story through images.

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