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Launching FREELANCERS Summer Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 May 2018 — Today I launched the summer campaign seeking distribution for my documentary series, FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile. I registered for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) one of the world’s most prestigious festivals of its kind. I’ll know no later than 12 October whether the film has been selected for […]

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The War on Truth

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 May 2018 — The killing of 10 journalists in Afghanistan yesterday was an attack not only on the brothers and the sisters of our craft. It was an assault on Truth itself. Some 25 people, including nine journalists, died in a double suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul. In a […]

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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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THANK YOU FOR A GREAT CAMPAIGN!!!

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 December 2017 — YOU are THE BEST!!! Thank you ALL so much for your generosity and your grace! What a great campaign it was, with the contributions coming in right up to the very last minute. Forty days of mostly direct and some indirect contributions add up to a total of over $25K. […]

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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 and the Mexican Drug War

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 16 of 40 — Ioan Grillo is an extraordinarily successful freelance journalist. He has reported on Latin America since 2001 for international media including The New York Times, Time magazine, Reuters, CNN, the Associated Press (AP), PBS NewsHour, the Houston Chronicle, CBC, and the Sunday Telegraph, and more. Dan Rather called Grillo’s […]

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