I am an award winning freelance photographer specializing in social documentaries such as the multi-award winning My Life in 2 Minutes and the ABC series Deadly Business. I have also won awards for multimedia training resources incorporating video. My work has been exhibited and published worldwide.
I am an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), a member of Many Australian Photographers Group (MAP group) and Photographers Without Borders and I am the former Editor of Image - the official magazine of the Australian Photographic Society (APS).
Photographers Without Borders asked Michael about his upcoming project:
1. What makes you passionate about helping the Walking School Bus Project?
As I have a background in teaching, education is something I am passionate about. Tens of millions of children face barriers in accessing education for multiple reasons. I am a staunch believer in empowering people and creating sustainable communities through the images I produce and the stories I gather from people. My work is based on raising public awareness of social issues as a conduit for social change but so far this focus has been at a national level.
2. How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them?
Photography is a powerful tool in telling people’s stories. Volunteering for the Walking School bus project as a photographer, will provide an opportunity to raise global awareness of the difficulty students face in accessing education in Uganda and the work being undertaken by The Walking School Bus in community supported agriculture. Furthermore, documenting how this organization monitors and evaluates the work they do in the field will help ensure they are maximizing the best outcomes for the communities they support.
3. What message would you like to send to your supporters?
Thank you for your kind contribution. With your support, we will be able to create images that will empower students in developing countries to access education while helping provide sustainable and adequate nutrition.
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