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I’m still a bit sore about all this, to be honest.

This was in a show I helped organise with other students on the Central St Martins part-time BA Fine Art course. It was called Bite and was on at the Menier Gallery – an old chocolate factory, so they said – in Southwark from 25 to 27 June 2002. Close-ups if you click on the image.

Gadaffi’s air punch

Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi salutes waiting crowds as he disembarks at Sénou airport, Bamako, Mali, 14 May 2004. Behind him, in camouflage, are his female “bodyguards”. Gadaffi was in Bamako for a summit meeting of Cen-Sad, the Libyan-dominated Community of Sahel-Saharan States

Probably the high point of my short career as a photojournalist. It was 14 May 2004; Gadaffi was in Bamako for a summit meeting. I spent all day at the airport, one president after another to be photographed. I left my hat at home, and being out on the tarmac most of the time got a very burned head. I think this one went on the cover of Jeune Afrique.

(This picture is held by AFP – click here to visit their site.)