Tom Stoddart is one of the world's most respected photojournalists. He began his photographic career with a local newspaper in his native North-East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as The Sunday Times and TIME magazine. During a long and varied career he has documented major international events such as the war in Lebanon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of President Nelson Mandela, the Romanian Revolution, the bloody sieges of Sarajevo, and the wars against Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Tom's recent extensive work on the catastrophic AIDS pandemic blighting Africa has been widely published and exhibited. His outdoor 2012 exhibition, 'Perspectives', in London has already been viewed by in excess of 100,000 people. He is now represented by Getty Images and works on powerful photo essays that cover the serious world issues of our time.