jane taylor

Jane Taylor

Jane is a writer and photographer who has lived much of her life in the Middle East and South Africa. After a degree in history and philosophy at St Andrews University, she worked as a teacher and a publisher, before becoming a freelance television researcher and producer.

In the early 1980s she learned enough Zulu to record the life story of an old Zulu conservationist and work with a team of talented Zulus who transcribed and translated into English the 57 hours of tapes. Following this she made a series of films for television with Sir Laurens van der Post on the Bushmen (San) of the Kalahari, which was shown on the BBC. They also collaborated on the book of the films, Testament to the Bushmen.  During her 27 years in the Middle East (based in Jordan) Jane helped with Jordan’s evacuee crisis in 1990-91, and in April 1991 worked in Iraq for 5 weeks, photographing for UNICEF and Save the Children. Since then she has written and photographed several books to show the rich history, culture and beauty of Jordan and the Arab world. She now lives in London and maintains vital contacts with these two special areas of the world.

Jane Taylor

Jane is a writer and photographer who has lived much of her life in the Middle East and South Africa. After a degree in history and philosophy at St Andrews University, she worked as a teacher and a publisher, before becoming a freelance television researcher and producer.

In the early 1980s she learned enough Zulu to record the life story of an old Zulu conservationist and work with a team of talented Zulus who transcribed and translated into English the 57 hours of tapes. Following this she made a series of films for television with Sir Laurens van der Post on the Bushmen (San) of the Kalahari, which was shown on the BBC. They also collaborated on the book of the films, Testament to the Bushmen.  During her 27 years in the Middle East (based in Jordan) Jane helped with Jordan’s evacuee crisis in 1990-91, and in April 1991 worked in Iraq for 5 weeks, photographing for UNICEF and Save the Children. Since then she has written and photographed several books to show the rich history, culture and beauty of Jordan and the Arab world. She now lives in London and maintains vital contacts with these two special areas of the world.

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