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FREELANCERS, Indiegogo and a Full-Time Job

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 4 of 40 – They warned me about this stage of my FREELANCERS project. Post-production. Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. It’s a full-time job that keeps me running from predawn to late at night. But I want to get this story out, so I’m OK with the long hours. My story – my documentary […]

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Early Days as FREELANCER

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 3 of 40 — Look closely at the caption on this photo. Toward the end you will see “lg/William Gentile” The “lg” are the initials of the person who wrote this caption. The “William Gentile” is, of course, is my real, formal, name. Now I use the abbreviated form of “Bill” on […]

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FREELANCERS Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 November 2017 — This is what my life will look like, for the most part, during the next 40 days. A computer, a view of my back yard — and lots of coffee. We’ve just launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for my documentary series, FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile, and are heading full […]

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“FREELANCERS” Team at Work

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 October 2017 — The post-production team is working on various aspects of the pilot for the documentary series, “FREELANCERS.” We put in a solid day on the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign — to be launched in a week. Clockwise from foreground in bottom left is my wife, Esther, Matt Cipollone, Danielle Criss and […]

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Before the Indiegogo Storm

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 October 2017 — Getting ready to mount and then launch an Indiegogo campaign to help finance my upcoming series, “FREELANCERS,” about the freelance foreign correspondents increasingly filling the void left by mainstream media outlets cutting staff and closing news bureaus around the world. The prints are from my book of photographs, “Nicaragua.” […]

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Foreign Correspondence and Backpack Journalism

MEXICO CITY, 8 March 2017 — Gerardo Carrillo (L) is the founder of the Associated Press (AP) video unit in Mexico City. When I knew him while covering the conflicts raging through Central America in the 1980s, he was a freelance television cameraman. I caught up with Carrillo at a march protesting violence against women […]

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