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FREELANCERS and Human Nature

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 23 of 40 — Freelance foreign correspondent David Agren uses a cell phone to make images of fireworks at the city of Tultepec, just north of Mexico City. David is one of the characters in my upcoming documentary series, FREELANCERS, about the new generation of journalists filling the void left by mainstream […]

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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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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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FREELANCERS and Sacrifice

WASHINGTON, DC. Day 13 of 40 — Janet Jarman (pictured here) is one of the freelance journalists featured in my upcoming documentary series, FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile. The global series is testament to the dedicated men and women who scour the earth — without the support or security that staff journalists typically enjoy — searching […]

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FREELANCERS and Technology

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 11 of 40 – Especially when I look back at some of the black and white images made when I first started in this profession, I see once again how it’s technology that has paved the way for the new breed of freelance foreign correspondent. In the 1970s and 80s when I […]

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FREELANCERS, War Room, Team

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 10 of 40 — Still asleep, the War Room is strewn with remnants of our struggle to fund post-production of our documentary series, “FREELANCERS.” Computers, charts, calendars listing goals and deadlines, strategy, offensive and counter-offensive. It all takes place here. We scored a significant victory yesterday: We hit the 25 percent mark […]

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