About Keith

Keith has been a journalist for nearly 40 years and now also documents stories through photographs. 

He took a break from newspapers in 2012 to return to study, graduating four years later from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, with a first class honours degree in photography.  

Since university, Keith has combined freelance editing with photography commissions. He specialises in documentary photography, environmental portraiture and landscapes.

Away from work, Keith enjoys art, music and sport and has a keen interest in history and archaeology. He also likes to travel and has a special fondness for Spain and its people. He has been learning the Spanish language for several years. 

Spain has been the focus for his most recent project, Tortured Fields, about the places where British volunteers fought in the Spanish Civil War. This was his final major piece of work at university, but he is continuing with the project following his graduation.

Photography landmarks

Education

2016: BA Degree in Photography, University of the West of England, Bristol – first class honours

2014: HND in Photography, Swindon College, Wiltshire – pass with distinction

Exhibitions/Publications

January 2017: 'Tortured Fields' published in Vantage magazine at Medium.com

June/July 2016: Opus exhibition, Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London

June 2016: Graduate show, University of the West of England, Bristol

November 2014: 'We Have Moved' book published (Available at http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/5775113-we-have-moved)

March 2014: 'Spirit of Steam' book published (Available at http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/5155253-spirit-of-steam)

Journalism landmarks

Key posts

2004-2012: Deputy chief sub-editor, Gloucestershire Media

1992-2003: Head of production, Papers Publishing, Cheltenham

1990-1992: Deputy chief sub-editor, Gloucestershire Echo, Cheltenham

1990: News sub-editor, Coventry Evening Telegraph

1989-1990: Deputy editor, Northants Citizen, Northampton

1988-1989: Assistant editor, First Down, Charlbury, Oxon

Other education

From 1985 (ongoing): Open University study in subjects including politics, international development and French

1995: AS-level Philosophy, Stroud College, Gloucestershire

1980: National Council for the Training of Journalists proficiency test pass

1972-1979: 3 A-levels, 7 O-levels, Hyde County Grammar School, Manchester