A rare opportunity to spend a day with internationally renowned photojournalist Kate Holt. Students will learn how to document their experiences using photography and how to craft visual stories.
Nominated three times for the Amnesty Award for Humanitarian reporting Kate has worked extensively throughout Africa and Afghanistan for the last 15 years. As well as covering news events, like the Kenyan Election Crisis in 2008 and return to war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and 2012, she has also committed to longer term projects in Somalia. In 2011 she was embedded with African Union Troops from Uganda and Burundi while they recaptured Mogadishu and trained the soldiers how to take photographs. She spent several years in Afghanistan, between 2009 and 2012 covering the elections and surge in military support by the coalition troops and was embedded with troops from both the UK and US.
She works throughout Africa and the Middle East, with an increasing emphasis on training and building the capacity of others to tell their own stories. As a regular contributor to The Guardian she continues to document important stories that are often missed by mainstream media. She also works with soldiers who have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, documenting their struggles with daily life after the frontline, and has become a Trustee of Team Rubicon UK, an organisation that helps ex-service men and women find purpose after leaving the military.
Image © Kate Holt /Plan International UK