Carole Knight: Photojournalist

Carole Knight

Carole Knight

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Carole Knight and I am passionate about helping to change the world, one thought-provoking project at a time. As a writer and photographer I worked really hard to produce work that was fresh, innovative and impeccably researched. I also tried hard to push boundaries and think out of the box, while presenting work with maximum style and visual impact. I loved this work, and hope that by touching hearts and opening minds, it made a difference.

Portfolio Highlights:

For more than two decades my work spanned multiple media platforms. These diverse platforms ranged from traditional print media to online editions of prestigious international magazines, which included the Ecoforum Journal (Environment Liaison Center International); Earth Island Journal (Earth Island Institute Inc); earthworks magazine; Simply Green magazine; and Career Success magazine, for which I held a Bureau for four years.

Afrixalus fornasinii Greater Leaffolding FrogComment: “We always appreciate your vibrant and analytical writing.” David John Bwakali, Chief Editor, Ecoforum Journal, Environment Liaison Center International
View Sustain Our Africa
View Reclaim Camissa
View Business Unusual
View Ecoforum Journal, Ecosystem Issue

Sustainability Series, Supplements and Features:

I published a Cape Argus and Cape Times Sustainability Series, which together encompassed more than 50 broadsheets, as well as numerous tabloid supplements on sustainable development in the Cape Argus, Cape Times and Weekend Argus, the Western Cape’s foremost daily, business and weekend newspapers at the time.

Comment: “It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with you as you are extremely talented, conscientious, dedicated and passionate about your work. Your work quality is outstanding!” Nicole Lissner-DeVries, Special Projects Manager, Independent Newspapers
DSCN2897View Food Security
View Sustainable Seas
View Energy Security1
View Energy Security2
View Water Security1
View Water Security2
View Water Security3
View Forests & Biodiversity1
View Forests & Biodiversity2
View Pollution and Waste Management1
View Pollution and Waste Management2
View Pollution and Waste Management3
View Pollution and Waste Management4

Emergence Series – Future Trends:

My Cape Times Emergence Series focused on emerging trends in a variety of sectors such as the Built Environment, Commerce, Computer Technology, Education and Transport.

Picture 013The Inaugural Feature of the Cape Times Emergence Series was labelled “most impressive” by Dr Ian Goldin, Director of the 21st Century School, Oxford University; and “visionary” by John Battersby, Custodian of Brand South Africa, International Marketing Council of South Africa.

Other Cape Times Emergence Series features garnered comments such as “a powerful piece” from Peter Kidger, Marketing Director, Corobrik; “awesome writing” from Gary Ronald, Head of Public Affairs, Automobile Association of South Africa; and “excellent work” from Byron Corcoran, CEO of Fleet and Asset Finance, Bidvest Bank.

Comment: “You are an amazingly creative and talented writer, and in all the time I have worked with you, you have never given less than 110%.” Lynn Ely, Commercial Features Editor, Independent Newspapers
View Cape Times Inaugural Feature
View Cape Times Automative and Transport Feature

“Welcome to the Cape” Special Souvenir Supplements:

DSC_0063These beautiful, glossy 50-page tabloid supplements, which I wrote and photographed, were published in the Cape Argus, Cape Times and Weekend Argus to promote tourism in the Western Cape:

2012 Welcome to the Cape Holiday Guide
2011 Welcome to the Cape Holiday Guide
2010 Cape Town and Beyond: Your Guide to the Cape’s Finest – Special Souvenir Supplement for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
View Cape Town and Beyond: Your Guide to the Cape’s Finest

Political Icons, Business Leaders and Academics:

Past President Nelson Mandela

Past President Nelson Mandela

My print media speciality was big, prestigious features, which included profiles of South African political icons: Past President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
View WA Mandela p22
View WA Mandela p23
I also wrote comments for educational supplements; analytical pieces for business supplements; commemorative features; and profiles of eminent political, business, scientific and academic leaders, which were published across all Independent Newspapers’ major titles.
View Thabo Mbeki
View Dr Anton Rupert

Bridging Waters – A GTZ-SADC Transboundary Water Management Documentary Series:

This documentary series, which I conceptualised and for which I did the research, comprised four 25-minute documentaries, each examining vitally important water issues around four of the major river systems in the SADC region. It was filmed in a high-definition format:

Garieb Dam South Africa

Documentary One – “Cooperation not Conflict: Sharing Water and Benefits” – Kunene River
Documentary Two – “Prosperity not Penury: Alleviating Poverty” – Orange-Senqu River
Documentary Three – “Development not Disaster: Combating Disasters” – Zambezi River
Documentary Four – “Integration not Exclusion: Building the Future” – Limpopo River

Expo Zaragoza 2008 – The Biggest Water Festival on Earth:

I was commissioned to write the content for a diverse range of media for a 500 square metre South African Pavilion for Expo Zaragoza 2008, an international water expo held in Zaragoza, Spain, from 14 June to 14 September 2008, at which 106 countries exhibited with 140 pavilions.

Expo Zaragoza 2008 was dubbed the “Biggest Water Festival on Earth” and its theme was “Water and Sustainable Development”. The content I provided covered three timelines, nine huge backlit panels, a comprehensive touch screen system, a website and various print publications.

Innovation & audience
Panel 1 - 4
Panel 2 - 4
Panel 5 - 8
Vision & Passion

Contact Details:
Carole Knight