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LA MONTANA, Nicaragua, 1980s — The mountains of northern Nicaragua enjoy a mystique all their own. Nicaraguans refer to them not in the plural, “the mountains,” but in the singular, “La Montaña,” or “The Mountain,” as if the rugged backbone of the country were a single entity, one special realm apart from, but still within, Nicaragua. […]

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The Simón Bolívar Battalion

Excerpted from the memoir sub-titled, “A True Story of War, Love and Rock & Roll” Lt. Francisco Noel Talavera (L) is a 19-year-old from the northern mountain city of Jinotega. He has a bad complexion and the habit of spitting through the gap in his two front teeth. He also happens to be the commander of […]

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FREELANCERS at Newseum

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 November 2019 — We are delighted to announce the screening on Saturday 14 December 2019 of my documentary film, FREELANCERS: Mexico, at the Newseum in our nation’s capital. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers, and other professional journalists familiar with the challenges facing freelance […]

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Journeyman Pictures distributes FREELANCERS

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 August 2019 — The pilot episode of what we hope will be a documentary film series, FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile, is being released on multiple platforms by the London-based distributor, Journeyman Pictures. This is a major step forward in our mission to explain what real journalists really do to bring us information […]

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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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Power of a Mother’s Love

WASHINGTON, DC, 26 June 2018 – Mrs. Diane Foley addresses guests at the James W. Foley Freedom Awards at the Newseum in the nation’s capital. The event was an extraordinary testament to the power of one mother’s love for her son, a freelance photojournalist. Mrs. Foley was kind enough to invite me, and a number […]

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