Born in Tokyo, a childhood in Germany, educated in the UK and a stint in Kenya, Mari adopts an ethnographic approach to international journalism and visual storytelling.
She's reported from Europe, Africa and Japan shooting viral news videos for Aljazeera's AJ+ and Univision's Fusion, with writing published by VICE, New Statesman, Washington Post, Index on Censorship among others. Her photographs on the world's biggest e-waste "dump" in Ghana are currently exhibited in an environmental museum in Switzerland.
From 2012-2015, Mari worked as a full-time freelancer at the Associated Press Television News (APTN) headquartered in London, overseeing international news coverage as a Deputy Video News Editor and covering breaking stories as a UK Producer. Alongside this, she won numerous grants with the British Film Institute for young emerging filmmakers, where her short documentaries were also premiered.
Mari began exploring her interests in journalism at Cambridge University, where she studied music with a specialisation in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
She is currently based in London, and is available for assignments as a video journalist, writer, and documentary photographer. Willing to travel internationally.
VIDEO COMING SOON for AJ+
Blood Bikers across England volunteer their time to deliver emergency blood supplies between hospitals at night.
How one man is trying to make it safer to be LGBTQ in Iraq
- Washington Post
These young Brits who voted Brexit have no regrets at all
- New Statesman
Moazzam Begg: What it's like to do prison time without being convicted of terror
- VICE UK
How teen girls become Boko Haram suicide bombers
- Broadly, VICE
How cooking help Calais migrants "feel human"
- Munchies, VICE
Last national gathering of atomic bomb survivors
- Motherboard, VICE
Morocco rapper defiant as concert shut down by police
- Index on Censorship
North Korean defectors testify against human rights abuses
- Associated Press Video
CURRENTLY EXHIBITING - INSIDE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST E-WASTE "DUMP" IN GHANA