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BIOGRAPHY

Danielle Aumord is a London journalist and photographer who cares passionately about marginalised groups and giving a voice to the voiceless. Her working class background and inner-city upbringing has helped Danielle become one of the capitals most cutting edge freelance journalists, writing for magazines and newspapers including Time Out, The Guardian, Mixmag and New Nation.


Danielle was born to a Mauritian father and an Irish mother in Shepherds Bush, West London and showed an early passion for community activism, working as a peer educator and youth worker during her adolescent years. 


Her interest in journalism developed whilst studying Sociology at Goldsmiths University and working as a nightclub promoter. She then undertook a postgraduate qualification at the London School of Journalism and soon began writing for music publications i-DJ and K Mag.

These rich and diverse life experiences are reflected in Danielle’s writing, which has coved stories ranging from criminal culture and prostitution to community cohesion and the underground music scene.


She has a rare ability to get people to open up their hearts and share from a depth that they might not otherwise. Her ability to build relationships, dig deeper and influence people to speak has allowed her to produce several breakthrough pieces of work to date. She is an excellent researcher, who enjoys ferreting out interesting stories and original ideas for features.


More recently Danielle has trained in Photojournalism with the Big Issue (online journalism & communications training in association with 'Poached Creative') as she loves the way that a picture can tell a story by showing the truth in a way that words often cannot.   

Her current photography project focuses upon poverty in her hometowns of Port Louis and London and much like her written work, capture untold stories from underground and often ignored communities.


Danielle’s specialisms include prison, gang culture, prostitution, religion, substance misuse, urban and club culture. She has also written about youth and community issues with special reference to children in care. 

Areas in development for future features include mental health and women’s rights.

 


TV CREDITS / DOCUMENTENTARY WORK:

VIGILANTE BRITAIN hard hitting documentary investigating the rise of vigilantism across Britain.

http://current.com/

Channel: Current TVCable: SKY 183, Virgin 155

Series: Hard-Hitting Documentaries

Broadcast: 8 March 2010

Production: January 2010

Format: Red One/HDV 16:9

Duration: 30 minutes

Executive Producers: Woolfcub Productions.

Associate Producer: Danielle Aumord.

Click on this link to watch the trailer: 
http://current.com/items/92209140_vigilante-britain-mon-8th-march-10pm.htm 


Photography by Ela Partyka



IN A NUTSHELL (services & activities): 

1. Freelance journalism and photography work (Radio, TV, print & online publications, investigative and documentary making). 
2. Consultancy, research projects and social solutions in line with specialist journalistic and life experience areas including, 
but not limited to: prison; gang and criminal culture; prostitution; substance abuse and rehabilitation; youth and community with special reference to children / adolescents in care; faith and religion: pirate radio; hip-hop and urban / club culture; underground / niche communities; Mauritius (and surrounding regions). 

TO VIEW PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO:
1. Click onto: https://www.flickr.com/photos/103563787@N08/

PHOTOGRAPHY ARTWORK SERIES ON POSTCARDS AND GREETING CARDS IN DEVELOPMENT