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Republic of Guinea: Education Development Center, 2004

The Republic of Guinea lies on the West coast of Africa between Guinea Bissau to the north and Sierra Leone to the south. The Republic of Guinea was formerly known as French Guinea. On September 28th, 2004, I arrived in Conakry Guinea to shoot a job for the Education Development Center. I was to document one of EDC’s […]

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World Malaria Day, April 25, 2016

Today, April 25th is World Malaria Day, but in reality, for half the world, every day is malaria day. Statistics show us that a child dies from malaria, every minute of every day. In 2002, the same year I began my career as an NGO photographer, the United Nations Millennium Campaign began. The program was designed to […]

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Harvard University Exhibition: A Common Humanity

On March 7th, I received some unexpected correspondence from Harvard University, requesting my participation in their annual International Relations Week event. Harvard University, a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts established 1636, is one of the world’s most prestigious universities and is the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning. Harvard is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to […]

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Afghanistan In Black & White: 10 Years Ago This Month

Last weekend I watched Tim Heatherinton & Sebastian Junger’s film, Restrepo. I had viewed the film several years ago but wanted to take a second look at it. Restrepo follows the 2nd Platoon of Battle Company 173rd Airborne on a 15-month deployment in the Korengal Valley of northeast Afghanistan. The film chronicles the lives of the men from their deployment to […]

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Ghana: Seven Years Ago

In 2008 I traveled to Ghana to do an NGO shoot for Freedom From Hunger. A few days ago, while reviewing old photos and organizing my Lightroom catalogs, I re-visited some of my 2008 work.  Several images which previously didn’t catch my eye, attracted my attention this time around. Children are often easy photographic subjects […]

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Rickshaw Wallahs of Kolkata

Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India. Kolkata city and its suburbs, are home to approximately 14 million, making it the third-most populous city in India. Kolkata is a surprisingly pleasant place to visit and has some wonderful street shooting opportunities. Many […]

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Images That Stick in Your Head

The “eidetic image” has been described in psychological literature as: a vision or material picture in the mind which can be scanned by the person as he would scan a real current event in his environment. A “photographic memory” is sometimes compared or confused with an “eidetic image” or “eidetic memory”, although they are actually […]

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Dengue Fever & EV-71 Outbreak In Cambodia

Update from Cambodia: As I write this, I’m sitting at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Phnom Penh. It’s the day that participants of my annual Angkor Photo Workshop are out “working on their stories” and I have a chance to catch up on correspondence. Typically, I would be blogging about the ongoing workshop but I […]

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It’s Rewarding To See Your Work In Print

After 3 months worth of assignments and photo tours in Southeast Asia, I arrived to a rather large pile of snail mail which had accumulated in my absence. It’s always kind of fun to flip through things because often times, clients will send me copies of correspondence in which my photos were used. One piece […]

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Seva Cambodia: Restoring Sight To The Blind

This week I’m in northwestern Cambodia, shooting a job for the Seva. The first time I shot for Seva, was back in 2004. Now almost a decade later I’m delighted to see that their programs have expanded and are flourishing here. I am equally happy to blog about Seva, so that you can understand a […]

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India: Pushkar Photo Tour 2016 Amritsar and Haridwar

Catching up with some more blog posts from 2016…. This set is from the optional extension to our annual Pushkar […]

India: Gujarat and the Malabar Coast Photo Tour, February 2017

  With some time in the office this week , I’m beginning to catch up with old blog posts that I promised […]

Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #6 The Nomads

During my scouting trip for the 2018 Photo Tour to Ladakh, my visit to the nomadic pastoralists was indeed one of […]

Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #5

More images from my recent Ladakh scouting trip. The following photos include images of Buddhist monks, Buddhist nuns and local people […]

Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #4

Perhaps, Lonely Planet says it best when they describe Ladakh: “Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect […]

Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #3

  Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that  extends from the […]