John Lubbock

Portfolio

Hello and welcome to my new website. I’m planning on using this as a portfolio of my writing, video production, photography and other work so you can see why you should definitely accept that pitch/job application I just sent you. You can also see my CV here.

This site is a work in progress, so there’s not much content at the moment. But if you wait a few days it will be populated with stuff…

Blog

Wikidata workshops

I've been organising Wikidata workshops as part of my work with Wikimedia UK. Wikidata is cool. Here's why.

Travel writing

I have this other travel writing site. Check it out here.

Activism

In my writing and advocacy work, I care about human rights, free access to information, a socially and economically more equal society, and preferably not destroying the planet we all have to live on.

Photography

I publish a lot of my photos on Wikimedia Commons, so that others can use them in their projects. I also have a Flickr site here.

As a freelancer and while working for Wikimedia UK, I have made a lot of video work, from an hour long documentary to event vlogs about specific projects.

On the right, you can see my biggest project to date, a documentary about the work of the historian Ara Sarafian to foster reconciliation and understanding between Armenians, Turks and Kurds during the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

I write a lot about Turkish and Middle Eastern politics, because I visit Turkey regularly, used to work for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and have a general interest in the MENA/Levant region.
 
I also write on UK politics and culture. You can check out a selection of my writing below.