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Interviewing NYTimes Freelance Foreign Correspondent in Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 May 2017 — During a March trip to Nogales, Mexico, I interviewed Ioan Grillo (R), a freelance foreign correspondent based in Mexico City who works with The New York Times and Time magazine. American University Graduate Teaching Assistant Matt Cipollone and I accompanied Grillo during much of his reporting trip for this […]

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Backpacking With NYTimes Freelance Correspondent

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 May 2017 — American University Graduate Teaching Assistant Matt Cipollone and I accompanied New York Times freelance foreign correspondent Ioan Grillo during much of Grillo’s reporting trip for this story. We also had the pleasure of working with photojournalist Patrick Tombola, whose images are featured in Grillo’s story. Matt and I were […]

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Santa Goes to Havana

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – A blow-up Santa Claus adorns the balcony of an apartment in the Cuban capital. I made this image as I left a parade honoring the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Thousands of Cubans gathered in the Plaza de la Revolucion to participate in the event. […]

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Cuba Military Parade Not Show of Force

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans assemble along a main thoroughfare leading into the Plaza de la Revolucion to watch a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Here, members of the Cuban Army gather just after dawn with civilians on one major highway leading to the event. I […]

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Cubans Honor Revolutionary Armed Forces

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans wait in early-morning light to witness a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionarias, (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. In the background is the Plaza de la Revolucion. My Cuban-American wife, Esther, and I visited her family on the island over the Christmas holidays. We did not expect […]

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Steve Jeter at Backpack Class

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 November 2016 — I’m delighted to announce that filmmaker Steve Jeter will visit my Backpack Documentary class at American University’s School of Communication (SOC) this Wednesday 9 November. Based in Washington, DC, Jeter is a highly accomplished freelance filmmaker who co-produced, “Un Architecte,” a stunning short film that I routinely share with […]

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