“When the Forest Weeps”

WASHINGTON, DC, 30 October 2015 — I shot and produced this film while on assignment this summer in the Ecuadorian Amazon for Eric Hershberg and his Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS). This assignment was funded by CLALS’ grant from the Henry Luce Foundation on “Religion and International Affairs.” You can see the […]

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30,000+ images to American University

WASHINGTON, DC, 22 October 2015 — This event marked the formal handover, to the library at American University, of the use and distribution of some 30,000 images that I’ve generated over nearly four decades while working mostly for Newsweek Magazine. These include images from my coverage of Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, the […]

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Medellin Workshop Closes

MEDELLIN, Colombia, 1 October 2015 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop pose for a group photo at the end of our four-day event. What an honor to conduct a workshop at the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Festival and Journalism event. Thank you all for an extraordinary experience.  

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Fishing on Bobonaza River

SARAYAKU, Ecuador, 1 July 2015 – This is one of the more extraordinary scenes I captured during my three-week visit to the Ecuadoran Amazon. Here, in the autonomous, indigenous region of Sarayaku, Kichwa Indians of the seven communities that make up the region join a fishing expedition on the Bobonaza River. Members of the communities […]

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Gear to Go

WASHINGTON, DC, 8 July 2015 — I’ve received a number of messages about the equipment I took recently to the Ecuadoran Amazon. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m not a “gear head.” But it’s important to keep up with the technology that enables us to do our work and to compete. So I’ll take a bit […]

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Bangkok Workshop #4 Launches

BANGKOK, Thailand, 21 May 2015 — Bangkok Backpack Video Journalism Workshop #4 opened with a “here’s what it looks like” screening of “Chain Gang,” the first piece I did when I began practicing this craft. It has served me well ever since. For more information about my live or online workshops, see and, […]

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