Baayaraa, the four-year-old son of a family of Mongolian nomadic herders in Omnogovi province, wakes with his parents before dawn to take the herd out to pasture. Unlike children in Western cultures, he plays little, instead spending his day helping his parents look after the livestock and the ger, As result he is a serious boy, independent minded, and remarkably capable for his age.
Author: I am a multimedia journalist and commissioning editor who has worked for Asia’s leading english-language newspaper South China Morning Post for the past seven years.
When I’m not commissioning travel content for the Post, I work on deep-dive multimedia features with a focus on exploration and conservation. My stories have taken me from the remote steppes of Western Mongolia to the frozen seas of the Arctic. They’ve seen me take on a hair-raising six-hour motorbike ride through rural Indonesia, hike overnight into an active volcano, escape a charging black rhino in Kenya and join a flag expedition in search of Genghis Khan’s secret tomb.
I believe in visual storytelling as a powerful tool to provoke social change. This is what motivates me to continue to learn, and add skills to my toolkit. I studied feature writing with the London School of Journalism, photojournalism with the New York Institute of Photography and am now a self-taught videographer and CAA-certified drone pilot.
Before all this, I worked for Warner Music in Spain, Leo Burnett Worldwide and Contagious Magazine. I have lived in Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing, Paris – and now call Bristol home.