Photojournalist who has died aged 70.
Penny Tweedie was an award winning photographer who covered conflicts around the world. She narrowly escaped death on the Golan heights and was thrown out of Uganda whilst covering the expulsion of the country’s Asian population by Idi Amin. Penny also produced a number of books documenting the culture of Australia’s Aboriginal people; she took photos for press and advertising campaigns for the charity Shelter in the 1960s and was in demand for portraits. Penny felt that she was defined by her work – and when commissions dried up as she entered her seventies, she decided to end her own life.
Penelope Anne Tweedie was born 30 April 1940 and died 14 January 2011.