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THE Place to Be: NAHJ

(Above, attendants gather for a presentation at the NBC News station.) MIAMI, 20 July 2018 – For working journalists, aspiring journalists, journalism teachers or just anyone interested in the craft of journalism, the 2018 convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) was the place to be – whether you are Hispanic or not. […]

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Freelancers and “Beyond War”

WASHINGTON, DC, 2 June 2018 – Jon Sawyer, Founder and Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, addresses dinner guests at the Center’s “Beyond War Conference” at the National Press Club in the nation’s capital. During his address, Sawyer emphasized the increasingly important role that freelance journalists play in today’s media landscape. The […]

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Photography, Empowerment, Peru

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 March 2017 – I delivered a few remarks at the inauguration of the photo exhibit, “Self Portrait of a Nation,” (Ojos Propios) at the Peruvian embassy in the nation’s capital. Standing to my left is Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Pareja. The exhibit focuses on images made by “citizen photojournalists” […]

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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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FREELANCERS and Photojournalists

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 19 of 40 — Patrick Tombola is a documentary photographer concentrating on long-term personal projects and editorial work in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. He’s covered conflict from Syria to El Salvador. He’s also one of the characters in my documentary series, FREELANCERS. I met Patrick in the Mexican border […]

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FREELANCERS, Independence and Risk

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 17 of 40 — Dominic Bracco II is freelance photojournalist — and more. Dominic is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in the city of Juarez, where the drug war earned the city it’s reputation as one of the most violent in the world. In March 2017 I visited Dominic at […]

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