Recent articles for World Press Photo Witness

I've continued writing for World Press Photo's Witness online publication over the past year, and it's been a great opportunity to talk with photographers and experts around the world. It's such an honor to contribute to a publication like this.

Here are links to the most recent pieces:

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Recent work for the Chronicle of Higher Education

Student parents at Endicott College

Portraits of MIT Media Lab Professor Mitchel Resnick

No Boundary Thinking seminar at the University of Rhode Island with Prof. Bryan M. Dewsbury

Portraits of Northeastern professor Suzanna Walters

Portraits of MIT Professor Daniel Jackson

The Past & Future of Prison Education at Harvard with Michelle Jones

Portraits of Harvard sociologist Nathan Glazer


For the Chronicle of Higher Education and its magazine, I've photographed portraits, protests, seminars, and student parents, around New England in recent months. These are a few favorites from those assignments. Thanks, as always, to Rose and Erica for all the work!

Surreal, cactus-filled landscapes of Saguaro National Park

Earlier this year, I spent a couple quick days wandering around Saguaro National Park's eastern and western portions. It was my first time really seeing cacti like that in the wild, much less a cactus forest, and I couldn't help but take a few shots of such a strange landscape.

More available on my archive: Landscapes from Saguaro National Park West and Landscapes from Saguaro National Park East.


March For Our Lives protest against gun violence and school shootings – Boston, MA

Thousands of people marched from Roxbury Crossing to Boston Common as part of the March For Our Lives protest and demonstration against gun violence on March 24, 2018. The student-led movement focused on recent school shootings, including that in Parkland, Florida. There was also a small contingent of pro-gun activists, dwarfed by those in favor of curbing access to guns, who were argumentative with the crowd (causing at least one woman to cry); they were eventually escorted out of the park by police.

More pictures available at my archive: March For Our Lives - Protest against gun violence - Boston, MA - 24 March 2018

Scenes from White Sands National Monument in New Mexico

From Winograd's well-known picture to stories from friends and family, White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is one of the jewels of the US National Park Service that I've always wanted to visit. I finally got the chance, for two sunsets, on a holiday trip in December, and it was everything I'd imagined. What a treat it was to crawl over the dunes as the sky turned from blue to orange to pink to black.

More pictures at my archive: White Sands National Monument - Dunes - Sunset - Tourism - New Mexico - 29 and 30 Dec 2017

Harvard professors David Armitage and Charles Maier for Dagbladet Information


Earlier this summer, I photographed Harvard professors and authors David Armitage and Charles Maier for the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information. Writer Martin Burchart and I met them at their office (Armitage) and home (Maier) for portraits and short interviews about their work on the political organization of people throughout history. Armitage had just published his book, "Civil Wars: A History in Ideas."

There are more images of David Armitage and Charles Maier available in my archive.

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