Pete Kowalczyk — projects



Hope for Somalia
Human rights lawyer Hamza Egal used to host radio shows in London. Now he’s trying to turn al-Shabaab's bloodied soil into farmland.

— feature for Latterly



Alienated in Osaka
Filmmaker Sayu Park documents Japan’s North Korean communities, the xenophobia they face, and their allegiance to the Supreme Leader.

— feature and photography for Dazed



Look at me as a boxer
British boxing champion Ambreem Sadiq talks about the discipline of boxing and her faith while a head injury threatens the end of her career.

film screened at South London Shorts festival and DIY Cultures festival



Future Somalia
Farah Gabdon and Faisal Selah are bringing ancient Somali poetry into the present.

— film and feature for CNN



Ethiopia’s rising electronic producers
Michael Seifu and Endeguena Mulu are building an electronic music movement on their own terms. 

— feature and photography for Dazed plus short video



Terror in Berlin
I flew out at week after the attack. A story about solidarity.

— feature and photography for Latterly



A refugee aims for the Olympics
22-year old high-jumper and long-jumper, William Kopati, was the Central African Republic's national champion in 2009. But then the war came.

— feature for CNN



Cairo’s music underground defies military rule
As Egypt votes its army back into power, leading lights of the electro shaabi scene tell us why music is the only thing left young people can trust.

— feature and photograhy for Dazed



Japan’s forest raves
As Osaka police crack down on clubnights, meet the kids moving the party outdoors.

— feature for Dazed



The sleepy town rocking the catwalk
An isolated hamlet of bamboo houses 300 miles south of Addis Ababa isn’t an obvious fashion Mecca. But this is Chencha. And looks can be deceiving.

— feature and photography for CNN



Jarocim remembered
Emotions ran high at metal festivals in communist-era Poland.

— feature for Vice



Mahatma Gandhi’s descendants thrive in South Africa 
Africa’s largest Indian population have a history of activism. These days, the community in Durban, South Africa, are creating a new legacy through festivals and dance.

— feature for CNN



The difficult world of Glassjaw fandom
They’ve only managed two albums in the last 16 years, but their fans are among the most devoted. Here one British fan explains the band’s bittersweet appeal.

— feature for the Guardian



Ethiopiyawi: the new African hand-me-down sound 
In Ethiopia, a forward-thinking network of artists are uniting traditional folk and chopped-up beats with whatever equipment they can get their hands on.

— photography for the Guardian



Get ready for Aquacrunk
The sound of hip hop done the Glaswegian way has spread from its native city and caught the attention of electronica fans worldwide.

— photography for the Guardian



Dazed: Bass in your face 
Asian bassline is carving a niche of its own for teenagers in the north of England.

— photography for Dazed