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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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“Rebel Reporting” Review

FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW THAT I WROTE RECENTLY FOR THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED, “REBEL REPORTING,” ABOUT JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST JOHN ROSS. YOU MAY FIND IT INTERESTING: “Rebel Reporting” took me back to the place where I began working my craft: Mexico and Central America, during what I refer to as, “The Golden Days of Journalism,” when […]

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The Role of Journalism in Salvadoran Society

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 18 September 2014 — I visited this morning with staff of the Salvadoran daily newspaper, La Prensa Grafica, one of the largest and most influential outlets in this Central American country. Invited by the US Embassy in San Salvador, I spoke with the staff members about the role of journalism in […]

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Nicaragua Photos on Cover of Joan Didion’s “A Book of Common Prayer”

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 August 2014 — I received confirmation this morning that two of the images from my book of photographs, “Nicaragua,” will be used as the cover of Audible’s audio edition of “A Book of Common Prayer,” by Joan Didion. This is a great honor, with so much connective tissue. I never had the […]

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Register Today for Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua

WASHINGTON, DC, 9 June 2012 — Registration is open for the second “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua,” scheduled for 12-23 July 2012. Above, a young Nicaraguan works the land near her home just outside the capital of Managua, during the 2011 Expedition. I accompany participants to the Central American nation of Nicaragua for an immersion in […]

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“Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua” 12-23 July 2012

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 March 2012 — Registration is open for the second “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua,” scheduled for 12-23 July 2012. Bill Gentile accompanies participants to the Central American nation of Nicaragua for an immersion in the process of documentary filmmaking. Participants follow American volunteers working with the non-profit organization, “Bridges to Community,” in the […]

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