I am an artist and visual anthropologist, and an experienced creative with a diverse skillset. My present PhD research explores contemporary digital practices of marginalised communities in India, Australia and Iceland. This transnational perspective draws focus through the lived experiences of transgender communities as they interact, enlist, engage, and live through the visual in digital culture.
I am filmmaker, graphic designer and writer with over eight years experience in the creative industries. I studied at the master’s level in Anthropology at the Australian National University and hold a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle. After graduating from the prestigious Sydney based design institute, Shillington’s College I subsequently worked on a number of major media production projects including the award winning ABC television series Dance Academy, and the feature film Tomorrow When the War Began. In addition, through VoICE Australia, I embarked on a New-Media Aid project in South India capturing the lives of women and children in Kanakapura Taluk.
I recently published in The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology and my ethnographic film "Callum's Milky Way" headlined at the International Conference of the Australian Anthropological Society in 2013.