biography



Born in London, I lived as photojournalist and writer in Africa for twenty years. As freelance, I covered a broad range of stories for magazines and newspapers including National Geographic and Time in the US and The Observer in London. My photographs have also appeared in many books.

From Africa experiences I wrote Focus Africa, a book on Africa's post-independence period (Doubleday; Hamish Hamilton,1983).

From l980-1992 I lived in Portugal. Stories I worked on there led to a book, The Portuguese: The Land and Its People, an all-embracing look at the Portuguese, past and present. (Viking/Penguin,1991; subsequent Penguin paperbacks led to a revised and updated paperback edition published by Carcanet Press in 2006.)

Recently I published So Old a Ship --'Twilight of the Arab Dhow' expanded from the 1970s story published by National Geographic. This can be purchased from Amazon.

My latest book is France: Reflections and Realities, which is also available at Amazon.

Travel writing and photos have appeared in The New York Times and a variety of other publications and guidebooks.

Photography, where my heart is, expands to new infinities--with echoes in the past. Said Shakespeare's Hamlet:

    "Look here upon this picture, and on this..."
Many pictures for this web site were made with battered, much-loved Nikons. Yet, carpe diem, from a quiet corner of France, I have joined the digital parade.


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