To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

I worked with renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali on a recently published piece for LensCulture Magazine on conservation and global food security in Southeast Asia and am very pleased to share it here. The featured photograph (seen below) is titled “Harvest Time” and was named first place in the category: “Cultural Value of Man’s Relationship with Food” in the 2015 Siena International … Continue reading To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, Namibia and Iceland, among others. I met Luca in Italy while attending the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest event and the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and quickly learned that not only is he a talented photographer, but extremely passionate and dedicated to his … Continue reading Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

On Human Rights Day: Albert Kahn and His Archives of the Planet

I desperately wanted to see the Albert Kahn Museum and gardens in Paris the last time I was there in October, but it’s undergoing a long-term renovation. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma won the design contract of a new 2,300-m² building. The museum will also feature new housing for prints and a 120-seat auditorium, as well as the opening of a Japanese tea room and a … Continue reading On Human Rights Day: Albert Kahn and His Archives of the Planet

Orsi Polari: The Struggle of Magnificent, Fragile Creatures in a Warming World

Italian photographer Luca Bracali, who I had the great honor of meeting during the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and Siena International Photography Awards Contest in Siena, Italy late last month, just wrapped up his reportage of the annual polar bear migration through Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. See the full National Geographic Italia piece and Bracali’s amazing images here.  For translation assistance, Reverso is a good … Continue reading Orsi Polari: The Struggle of Magnificent, Fragile Creatures in a Warming World

Make Rejection Your Goal

I have an essay out in the latest issue of River Teeth Literary Journal. The piece, “Dark Secrets of Mother Trees,” reminds me that when it comes to writing, it’s important to slow down and let the words come. And to let the science of the world transform itself into art and poetry. And to be okay with rejection. This essay wasn’t picked up on … Continue reading Make Rejection Your Goal

This ‘Bubble Nebula’ Looks Like a Giant, Cosmic Jellyfish — TIME

A new Hubble Space Telescope image of a specially chosen astronomical object, the Bubble Nebula, has been released just in time for the telescope’s 26th birthday on April 24. The Bubble Nebula was first discovered in 1787 but due to its large size, was never captured in an image in its entirety. Now, a mosaic… via This ‘Bubble Nebula’ Looks Like a Giant, Cosmic Jellyfish — TIME Continue reading This ‘Bubble Nebula’ Looks Like a Giant, Cosmic Jellyfish — TIME