Bodies and broken wires: Matt Black documents Puerto Rico

Bodies and broken wires: Matt Black documents Puerto Rico

I met documentary photographer Matt Black last winter at a Magnum Photos workshop in San Francisco. I was humbled by his approach and his willingness to do the hard work and immerse himself into communities where he is literally a stranger, in order to show the world important truths. This morning, I came upon his Twitter feed — he’s currently working in Puerto Rico and … Continue reading Bodies and broken wires: Matt Black documents Puerto Rico

A portal through which others can dream: Photography by Andrea Giandomenico

A portal through which others can dream: Photography by Andrea Giandomenico

It was a pleasure to write about Italian photographer Andrea Giandomenico’s work recently for Street Photography Magazine. The moment I saw his striking images from rural Italy, I asked him for permission to propose a feature. The piece explores a different and more difficult type of street photography and the importance of capturing the spirit of a place and its people without being a disruptive … Continue reading A portal through which others can dream: Photography by Andrea Giandomenico

And the winners are...

And the winners are…

It was truly an honor to be part of this great international event and meet award winning photographers from around the world again this year in Siena, Italy at the Siena International Photography Awards ceremony & festival. Congrats to all of the winners and kudos to the event organizers, including Luca Venturi and his team, as well as Master of Ceremonies Luca Bracali and event photographer Ernesto Mangone. Bravo! … Continue reading And the winners are…

Featured at LensCulture: Michel Giaccaglia's 'Wild Garden'

Featured at LensCulture: Michel Giaccaglia’s ‘Wild Garden’

When I first saw Italian photographer Michel Giaccaglia’s images from his “Wild Garden” series, shot near his home in Le Marche region of Italy, I instantly felt transported. There is magic in his images that took me inside of the secret natural world that lives on around us — whether we are in the thick of it on a hike or merely peering at pieces … Continue reading Featured at LensCulture: Michel Giaccaglia’s ‘Wild Garden’

Capture of the Day: Noor Ahmed Gelal

Capture of the Day: Noor Ahmed Gelal

“Greetings from the land of smiles,” is Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal’s typical welcome. But this simple greeting carries a lot of meaning as Gelal is dedicated to showing the world a side of Bangladesh that he feels is too often misrepresented – the beautiful, diverse and harmonious side of his country. “Bangladesh is a land of cultural diversity,” Gelal says. “Though most of the … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Noor Ahmed Gelal

Death Row at age nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran's 'Waiting Girls'

Death Row at age nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran’s ‘Waiting Girls’

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Capture of the Day: Petr Barabaka

Capture of the Day: Petr Barabaka

Instagram. That’s where I came to know the work of Moscow-based street and skate culture photographer & filmmaker Petr Barabaka. What I love about being a writer is that my admiration for work or a place or a moment doesn’t have to stop there. I can keep asking questions. It turns out that Petr is something of a philosopher as well. He’s bold. He’s humble. He’s … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Petr Barabaka

Capture of the Day: Michel Giaccaglia

Capture of the Day: Michel Giaccaglia

I’ve been following Italian photographer Michel Giaccaglia’s incredible posts on Facebook as he traveled recently on a workshop to India with Luca Bracali. He was kind enough to give me permission to share his  beautiful work here. The group was extremely lucky to not only find wild tigers, but with their cubs as well. According to Panthera, an international organization dedicated to conservation of 38 species … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Michel Giaccaglia