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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.    ...

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...

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...

May 31, 2016

Delta Blues Again: Trust Nobody

I return to the Niger Delta under a foreboding sky filled with rain clouds that shroud a burning hot sun. It has been seven years since I was last here. I have returned to work on a film about the village of Bodo, which experienced two major oil spills...

May 05, 2016

The Photo Festival Circuit

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Amman, Jordan to attend an exhibition of my work on Syrian refugees at the 5th Edition of the Image Festival. I had the immense pleasure of working with the dynamic and unstoppable Linda Al Khoury. She is the organizer of this...

April 28, 2016

Imperfectly Invisible

For those contemplating the life of a photojournalist, beware the personal challenges and questions that await you. I have spent a lifetime trying to become invisible. As a documentarian my goal is to disappear, to observe without disturbing the world I’m trying to capture. It is obviously impossible to actually achieve this,...

April 14, 2016

Nicaragua Unbound

My first time visiting Managua, Nicaragua in 1983 was only my second trip to a country in the developing world. I traveled with a group of American doctors from San Francisco who were going down to provide medical support to the newly victorious Sandinista government, which had overthrown the...

October 02, 2015

Tallberg Foundation: Global Leadership Prize

  The Tallberg Foundation has announced the five 2015 Global Leaders “selected by an international panel from more than 200 nominees and 56 nations. These women and men – each in a most extraordinary way – demonstrate the kind of  leadership required by the challenges of the 21st century....

September 02, 2015

The Future of Mobile Photography – Berlin

I’m looking forward to my talk on the Future of Mobile Photography next Thursday, September 3rd, during the annual IFA conference on consumer electronics in Berlin. I’ll be speaking at an event with ZTE, the Chinese phone manufacturer which was kind enough to let me play with its new...

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