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The Faces Looking Back

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 May 2019 — These are some of the faces I’ve captured on my journey as visual communicator over more than four decades in the field. As they look back at me from this work table, I wonder where they are now. And what has become of them. I made many of these […]

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FREELANCERS: Between Headlines and Hope

Friends, Colleagues, Join us for an evening with winners of the AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Student Fellowships. Free and open to the public, this event shares with you some of the stunning work done by these journalists in countries like Thailand, Mexico, Borneo, Laos and others. A brief screening will be followed by a panel […]

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Launching FREELANCERS Summer Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 May 2018 — Today I launched the summer campaign seeking distribution for my documentary series, FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile. I registered for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) one of the world’s most prestigious festivals of its kind. I’ll know no later than 12 October whether the film has been selected for […]

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Fire and Ice on the Mountain

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 December 2017 — I produced this film, Fire and Ice on the Mountain, on my most recent assignment for American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS). I traveled to Peru in June to make the film, following a Swedish anthropologist investigating the link between religion and climate change. Fire […]

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FREELANCERS and “fixers”

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 15 of 40 — Milton Martinez Estrada (R) is a quintessential journalism “fixer” based in the Mexican border city of Nogales. A correspondent for the Mexican magazine Proceso, he also provides logistical support, arranges interviews and advises visiting journalists on where they can safely work – and where they cannot. Milton’s services […]

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Juggling Journalism and Unemployment in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, 11 March 2017 — A juggling clown practices his craft for money from passersby at a busy intersection in the Mexican capital. Unemployment and underemployment have been nagging problems for Mexico since I’ve known the country, which is for the past 40 years. I returned to Mexico in March 2017 to shoot the […]

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