I am a freelance journalist and photographer.
As a journalist, I specialize in features and in-depth photo-essays. I’ve been motivated by my work in the global South to raise awareness of issues of social justice and to promote greater inter-cultural understanding.
My reportage includes the impact of climate change on Maasai pastoralists in northern Tanzania; the challenges facing multi-generational households in East Africa; the unique vulnerabilities of women in Tanzania to HIV infection; the challenges facing orphans and marginalized children; the implications of cultural tourism; the link between female genital cutting and HIV transmission; HIV/AIDS in northern Ontario; and homelessness in Sudbury, Ont. My work has been published in the Toronto Star, the Sudbury Star, Women’s e-News, Verge magazine, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Intercultures magazine, the Tanzanian Guardian and the East African.
I’m also a non-profit mobilization specialist, with experience in Egypt, Canada, Tanzania and Rwanda, where I currently work with Rwanda Initiative. I’ve worked in the fields of media development, mental health, women’s rights, HIV and AIDS, and climate change, with a focus on communications, marketing and strategic development.
To get in touch, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach me on Skype at mkkeown. If you’d like to see more of my photographic work, please visit www.mkkeown.com or www.marykkeown.wordpress.com. photography, observation, dialogue communications, photography, strategic development