Rana Ghose is currently pursuing doctoral research at the Institute for Development Studies in Brighton, England. Prior to this, he had spent two years freelancing as a filmmaker, video trainer, and photographer for IDRC in a variety of countries, and prior to that, he was involved in full time academic research, first as a graduate student in economics and then as an intern with IDRC. His research interests address genetically modified crops in India and the regulation that surrounds their management, while his experience over the past two years has convinced him of the power of using video as a participatory research tool. Research and the visual medium are, in his opinion, and due to his applied experience in each, forever to be linked in his future work. He takes a lot of pictures.