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I spent a quarter century living and working in Africa (Kenya and Botswana), teaching university English as my main occupation (with a principal research interest in colonial and postcolonial travel writing and life writing).
On the side I did a lot of communication consultancy work, mostly for human rights NGOs. In Botswana I specialized in HIV/AIDS and lgbt issues and founded and edited Future Positive magazine (2003-2006) for people affected by the epidemic (which in Botswana is pretty much everyone). Since 2011 I have been lead editor of Q-zine, an online magazine of African lgbt arts and culture (issuu.com/q-zine).
As a photographer I am interested in the “white gaze” and its relationship to African lgbt identities. I’m fascinated by faces, expressions, and postures and my best photos are minimalist portraits through which I try to let the subjects “speak for themselves” – but ambiguously.
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