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Orphans of the Universe

Throughout their history, the Kurdish people have been the victims of geopolitics. Consistently entangled by conflicts in the oil-rich territories along the borders of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; exploited and betrayed first by colonial nations and Cold War superpowers; and suffering the genocidal campaigns of Saddam Hussein, the...

July 25, 2017

The Forecast Is Cloudy With Some Bright Spots

    Being around youth in any country is often a window into where that culture is headed. The time I recently spent in Israel has given me the opportunity to be around both Arab and Jewish students, going to high schools to conduct photo workshops in a variety...

May 30, 2017

April 04, 2017

Burning Hot in Benin

I recently travelled to Benin in West Africa to work on a feature documentary film. While there I discovered that Benin is the birthplace of voodoo. The slave trade of centuries ago deeply connected the country to Haiti, which explains how voodoo extended to the Caribbean and Americas.    ...

March 07, 2017

Sleepless in Myanmar: 10 Days in the Golden Land

I just returned from conducting a photography workshop in Myanmar, a beautiful and serene country experiencing an influx of outsiders like never before. The workshop was organized by Liza Politi, an incredible producer. She knows how to take care of both her photographers and, most importantly, the workshop participants, so...

November 23, 2016

Two Weeks On: An Open Call to Visual Storytellers Post US Election

A quick note: a version of this post was published on TIME’s Lightbox. If you would like to see that version, click here. The photographs in this story were supplied by VII, for which I am grateful. This post is my response to the result of the US election...

September 20, 2016

The Invisible Threat: Zika in Puerto Rico

I just returned from an intense whirlwind trip to Puerto Rico, where I worked on a short documentary film about the Zika virus. I was working with an amazing director, Beth Murphy, who runs Principle Pictures, on a project for GroundTruth Films. We interviewed more than a dozen doctors...

August 16, 2016

Gold Mining in Ghana

Just two weeks ago I had the tremendous privilege of witnessing what can happen when a small, poor, and, in the eyes of the modern world, underdeveloped community confronts a large, multinational mining company. The small, remote and rural community of Tanchara, Ghana rejected an Australian gold mining operation...

June 17, 2016

Barcelona Daze with VII

I arrived in Barcelona a week ago filled with cautious anticipation for VII Photo’s 15th annual general meeting. These meetings are often fraught with difficult decisions. But they can also contain inspiring moments of joy and camaraderie which reconfirm my conviction for the VII collective as well as affection for...

March 31, 2016

VII Flash Sale!

In celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday, VII has announced their 3rd flash print sale! This unique opportunity to purchase signed prints by VII photographers on the theme of motherhood and mothering. For one week only, beautiful prints by For one week only, prints by Antonin Kratochvil, Danny Wilcox...

March 16, 2016

PDN Storytellers

The winners of the PDN Storytellers contest have been announced. This new photo contest “provides a platform for narrative photography, from documentarians bringing important context to contemporary history, to photographers finding interesting stories to tell in their own backyard.”   Among the winners two Talking Eyes Media (TEM) films...

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