Following a BA in Political Science, Fine Arts and Philosophy from McGill University, Canada (1961), I studied for a Masters Degree in Photojournalism at The London College of Printing and graduated with Distinction (1977). This was followed by a Masters Degree in Journalism with Highest Distinction from the University of Westminster (1998).
I became a member of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists) in 1975.
I was commissioned and published over many years by The London Times, The Guardian, International Save the Children, The BBC, Thames Television, The British Journal of Photography (the BJP), S.H.A.C. (Charity for the Homeless), Tatler, Heron House Press, Good Housekeeping, Dorling Kindersley Ltd., and The British Tourist Authority.
Following publication of illustrated articles in the British Journal of Photography, I was invited to teach at the Harrow College of Higher Education (now Westminster University). For the next 15 years I taught and lectured at various institutions including The London College of Printing (LCP), Leicester Polytechnic, The Mid-Glamorgan Summer School, The Industrial Society, McGill University (Canada), The Central Institute, and The Christopher Hatton Centre. My last teaching position was as joint Head of Photography at the Camden Adult Education Institute.
I was a Photography Business Advisor for the Prince’s Trust for several years.
I was represented by Hoopers Gallery, London, until it closed in 2013.
Exhibitions of my work have been held at Victoria Hall Gallery, Montreal, Canada; Lauderdale House, London; The London College of Printing; The Icelandic Association, Canada, Art Westmount 2012, Canada; Hoopers Gallery, London, and most recently, Quebec Government Office, London.
My book, "Insights - a Collection of Photographs by EDRaff" was published in July 2012. "Insights" was sold at Nicholas Hoare Books in Montreal, Canada and at Daunt Books Hampstead and Daunt Books Belsize Park in London.