FREELANCERS to Baltimore: “Thank You!”

BALTIMORE, MD, 2 December 2017 — Our Team sets up for the screening of the rough cut for FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile at El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen. From left are Doyle Cowart, me (Bill Gentile) Matt Cipollone and Danielle Criss. Missing from the core team is Esther Gentile who, I believe, made this […]

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Freelancing with the Military

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 7 of 40 – I’ve never served in the military. But since my earliest days of freelancing in Central America to more recent days of freelancing in Iraq and Afghanistan, I’ve shared the experience of soldiering with countless members of numerous armed forces in many countries around the world. On this, Veteran’s […]

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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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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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Colombia War Not Over Yet

SAMANIEGO, Colombia, 28 June 2016 – The Colombian civil war that has claimed an estimated half a million dead and wounded over the past 50 years is not over yet, despite the peace accords signed this month in Havana, Cuba. We were reminded of this fact on our trip to Samaniego, a drive of three […]

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Honoring Those Who Helped

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 November 2015 — Just over a week ago I donated the use and distribution of my photojournalism collection to the library at American University. The collection includes some 30,000 images that I generated since beginning my career in 1977. During the ceremony marking the donation, I delivered a brief address, mostly to […]

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