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Luz, a new photo agency

Grazia Neri Agency was the best European photo agency I worked with: they sold every story I sent them. So I was sad when they called it quits. But now there’s Luz, born from the ashes of Grazia Neri and … Read More

20 Feb '10

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1 Magazine 3.5 minutes 21 years.

Published work from National Geographic Magazine.

Here’s a selection of the photography I published in National Geographic Magazine, on assignment for more than 20 years.

How fast time flies…

Thanks to Pamela Chen who wrote the music.

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Far Away Lands

This is short film I made with a point-and-shoot pocket-sized digital camera.

It was the opening piece for a lecture on travel photography at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY. The series was … Read More

Poverty in the Face of Resource Wealth

I know what “transparency” is but mostly from my days as a photojournalist working with color slide film. So when the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) came to MediaStorm to create a multimedia piece explaining what they did, it took … Read More

Do 1 Thing

Do 1 Thing is an initiative started by Najlah Fenny Hicks and Pim Van Hemmen to help homeless teens. Over 25,000 adolescents age out of the foster care system each year in the United States. 40% of these teens will … Read More

10,000 Cups

Starbucks brought their “partners” to New Orleans, 10,000 strong, for a management conference but also to pitch in for 4 hours each of community service. Yes, that’s 40,000 hours of community service. It was a wonderful thing to see.

I … Read More

Photographing a Rock Star..of Science!

I used to do a lot of portraits when I started working for magazines in NYC. One great recent portrait was Professor E.O.Wilson. He’s the Mick Jagger of Science, often referred to as “Charles Darwin’s Heir” and a genius. He … Read More

28 May '07

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Soul of Athens

When I decided to come to Ohio University as the Knight Fellow last year, I generally received one of two reactions: envy or head scratching.

Why did I do it? Well, to create work like The Soul Of Athens which … Read More

The future of food

Bob Taylor has been passionate about the hard work of shearing sheep in Athens County, Ohio for 51 years. These days he makes most of his living delivering huge bundles of the Columbus Dispatch to distributors around the region.

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BOP (best of photojournalism) picture editing contest

It’s been a sobering experience: if your visual “sweater” has a loose thread in the form of weak or extra images in a picture page, layout or spread, these clever and perceptive folks will find it and quickly unravel it. … Read More