I have a passionate interest in documentary portraits and photo-journalism: particularly ‘communities and people in context’.

In May 2018 I was sent on an assignment to the region of Karamoja, northern Uganda: which has experienced extreme civil unrest up until recently. Funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme, my assignment was to photograph the farmers, pastoralists, their livestock and the landscape. Not easy – as in much of photographs in Africa are often forbidden without permission – I was very fortunate to be assigned a driver, a native-speaking Karamojan.

Over three seperate assignments to the Maasai heartlands in Tanzania as part a interdisciplinary research project from Plymouth University studying the effects of soil erosion both on the landscape and cultural impact on the communities there. This project is on-going.

In June 2018 I worked within the mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan. This is a part of our EU-funded global health research programme, conducting a study of implementing pulmonary rehabilitation for those patients suffering form COPD.

From 2019 onwards, I shall provide research photography for a catchment science interdisciplinary project in Chile. This study will provide detailed analysis of soil erosion faced by the waterways in South America – due to the effects of climate change and its impact on the local communities living at the foot of the Andes’ – with a team from Plymouth University.

In Spring of 2015, I was sent by DWR to Jordan as part of a working team commissioned by the UNDP to monitor waste generation in Jordan, and the effects of this waste on the refugee camps. Specifically in the north of the country near the Syrian border, in Irbid and Mafraq, as the refugee camps have swelled the population significantly.

Immediately following the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 I was commissioned by Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) to create a series of urgent safety posters. Utilising typical Nepalese iconography and photos which the locals could quickly identify – to help protect them in the safety measures required after this disaster.

I’m also an established Art Director and Graphic Designer, with over twenty years experience in London and the US. See my website scarlet-design.co.uk

For enquiries / collaboratipns / photographic assignments – please contact the Vicky Stewart Agency – Vickylhstewart@gmail.com

Carey Marks
Documenting a changing world