All to often, and wrongly so, we see stories on the unpleasantness from certain parts of our planet. When working on the global malaria story a few years back for @natgeo, there was so much goodness taking place, in Africa, for the people o
The most beautiful gift in life and photography is when someone believes in you. Few photo editors have taught me more about myself, and storytelling, than Sarah Leen @roseleen. Before becoming director of photography at National Geographic
These last few days, I‘m having a love affair with Africa. Maybe it’s because @lindabournane is curating a possible project in this beautiful part of our world with @viiphoto? Or it’s due to returning later this year for anot
Tonight I had a nice chat with @jamesbwellford, senior photo editor at @natgeo, regarding very early plans for a new project we will be working on together in various countries, one being Uganda. After the call, I began thinking about previ
So green, they emit light. Prayers at dusk, in solitude of the Afar desert in northern Ethiopia.
@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @shakerdam @outofedenwalk #ethiopia #afar
Swipe image ~ It was one of those strange encounters, when the unexpected happens, becoming unpleasant. A late afternoon a few years ago in northern Ethiopia while working on part one of the @outofedenwalk, we had parked our LandCruiser in
Mysterious processes of rituals, an early morning sacrifice of a baby pig as an offering to Kelimutu Volcano, part of a Lio tribe ritual held in Woloara village near Kelimutu Volcano in Flores, Indonesia. The offering was preformed to ask t
Swipe image ~ Common Sense Sold Out
Today I drove by my favorite building of window displays, the Empty Set Projects galley in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. This corner storefront is alw
Yellow daisies sway between listing stone markers in one of the last remaining Islamic graveyards, located near Martakert in Nagorno-Karabakh. Buried here are Azeris who once coexisted peacefully with ethnic Armenian's. The main conflict ov
Preparing to perform in the Jathilan, a dance part of the Reog Ponorogo culture steeped in mysticism from East Java, Indonesia. This Javanese custom is believed to have originated in the 15th century during the Majapahit Empire. Jathilan wa
There was always something wonderfully distracting when reviewing photographers work during last week’s @viiphoto #allatonce
workshop in Barcelona, Spain. I felt reluctant asking the photographer for a moments break in the courtyard, a
A few moments during the annual @viiphoto’s members meeting just over a week ago at a monastery on the outskirts of Gerona, Spain.
@viiphoto #gerona #spain #viiphoto #viiagm
Alt-right supporters and Neo Nazis clash with opposition protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, August 12, 2017. Nearly 1000 people from the Alt-right movement attended the event from across the country
In Ramiro, Rwanda, Cyrille Namubonye, a genocide perpetrator, walks with survivor Maria Nyirambarushimana during a Karuna Center for Peacebuilding workshop aimed at building trust and forgiveness. “In their process of healing, Cyrille
More than 80 Rohingyan refugees arrive upon a homemade raft to the shores of southern Bangladesh after crossing the Naf River, fleeing their homeland in Myanmar. Over 600 women, children and men made the precarious trip that day last Novem
Farmer driving a tractor passes Damiana Kavanha and her son, Kinumi Yuakadu, plowing the field across the highway that once was their ancestral land. Displaced from their land, Damiana and Kinumi have lived for two years along the side of t
At Checkpoint 300 near Bethlehem, Palestinians from the West Bank, some climbing the walls to cut the line, wait to be cleared for entry into Israel. Thousands of workers endure the daily ordeal in exchange for better paying work in Israel.