Volunteer work for La FEM: Fundacion Entre Mujeres, an NGO in Nicaragua.

I recently returned from almost two months in Nicaragua where I worked and volunteered for several organizations.  Lending my photographic services to needy charitable organizations is something I have been doing for 20 years as I feel strongly in the power of the still image to effect public change.  By donating my services for organizations…

Two Brooklynites experience Timkat, The Ethiopian “Day of Epiphany”.

Two Brooklynites do Timkat by Nina Granados (Nina and I travelled together for two weeks in Northern Ethiopia in January of 2015 when I was working there on a Getty Images/Lean-In.org grant.)  Most of us westerners have a romanticization towards what is foreign from our daily scraps of living in an industrialized landscape. For a…

My lecture at the MSU Arts and Humanities Dept.

I recently was honored to participate in the Wednesday Night Live lecture series at the Residential College of the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University.   I spoke on two topics: Living as a Creative and the Power of the Still Image. In preparing for the talk I stumbled upon the roots of my becoming a photographer.  …

Work featured in the New York Times. The Lost Rolls America Project

Almost every professional photographer who came up before digital eclipsed analog has something a little bit strange in common and that is, a bag of old film in their refrigerator. Working with film on a daily basis, in it many different formats, professional life mixing with the personal, random rolls of film invariably piled up…

Nonprofit work in West Bengal, India

Here is a selection of images for a nonprofit I worked with in West Bengal, India in 2004. I spent two weeks with the Economic Rural Development Society photographing the many different operations they conduct around the state for their marketing materials.  These portraits were for their “Adopt-a-Granny” program.

Madagascar images used for NYC Subway art proposal.

The MTA, the NYC Subway transit authority, has a call for artists to design installations for several stations.  I submitted these images with the concept of taking people on a journey thru Madagascar with a  dynamic, color filled dose of nature, culture and adventure while they hustle along underground.  The images, mostly shot on a point and…