I have been immersed in documentary story-telling for over 20 years, primarily in my career as a TV documentary-maker for the BBC. I’ve been responsible for productions like Wonders of the Solar System and Forces of Nature with Professor Brian Cox, history series presented by Peter and Dan Snow and a more personal history film with David Baddiel about the Holocaust and restitution. I’ve never stopped asking questions about the world but, despite having been lucky enough to tell an extraordinary range of stories around the globe, my TV work hasn’t sated my curiosity.
Photography has always been an important means for me to enquire about the world and I’ve worked on various personal documentary projects. I try to shoot in the gaps – find the quiet moments, the glances and pauses that punctuate and give shape to the chaos of general life.
I self-shoot video as well as write and take photographs, and I’ve taken breaks from the BBC to work with ActionAid International, gathering multi-media material for several of their advocacy campaigns. I’ve also worked with smaller NGOs in Ghana and Madagascar to help them build up their case-studies and image libraries.
I wanted to learn more about the nuts and bolts of photography so I spent a year running BBC Pictures, the BBC’s photography department which commissions and manages programme-related photography. My time there gave me the opportunity to develop my skills as a live performance photographer. It also inspired me to study for a Masters degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the London College of Communication during 2013. In October 2013 I was selected to join the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop in New York, an intense and exhilarating 4 days where America’s photojournalism elite shared their experience and wisdom with 100 new professionals from around the world.
I’m currently developing a range of photography and TV ideas including a science ethics based drama and a family history photography project but my notebook is full of other thoughts that just need a bit of room to grow.
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info [at] daniellepeckphotography [dot] com
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