Thomas Holder is a documentary journalist, who began his career at 12 years old, taking his first picture on his father’s old manual Minolta. Despite an elective in creative non-fiction writing on the way, he fell for photography. After doing his boot camp in Uganda covering post-conflict rehabilitation and demining on the northern border in 2010, he began work as a freelance news photographer in Cape Town where he currently resides. He is most known for his work on city and farm riots, housing issues, township fires and life informal settlements.