Tearsheet: Looking at Old Faithful for Topic


 

In July 2017 I traveled to Yellowstone for a short vacation. Before leaving, David at Topic (with whom I'd previously worked when he was at the Asia Society) got in touch about doing a piece for their ongoing "Reaction" series of people looking at something extraordinary. We came up with the idea to photograph people looking at Old Faithful, and the end result has now been published at Topic. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon, despite the heat and difficulty getting in front of crowds anxious to get a view of the geyser.

You can see more images from the shoot at Topic's website: "Staring Into the Face of Old Faithful."

Tearsheet: Colleges of the Fenway dance class for the Chronicle of Higher Education


I photographed dance classes at the Colleges of the Fenway for the Chronicle of Higher Education a few weeks back for a story on small colleges pooling resources for student life activities. The six colleges in the Colleges of the Fenway consortium operate together for some arts and sports activities so each college's students have more opportunities than what would be available if the colleges operated separately.

Thanks, as always, to Erica and Rose and the rest of the team at the Chronicle for the assignment and for the great play in print!

Hope Hicks/Trump in Paris Match, Mujer Hoy, Dipiù Weekly, and Marie Claire


 

One of my pictures of Hope Hicks sitting at a diner table with then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 New Hampshire primary campaign was published in early 2017 by Paris Match, Mujer Hoy (Spain), Dipiù Weekly (Italy), and in June 2016 in Marie Claire (US). Here, you can see the image as it appeared in Paris Match.

The image was initially shot on assignment for the Wall Street Journal, but it's great to see it get some life outside the initial publication. Thanks to all of the editors for getting in touch and using my work!

Trump images in Esquire UK


 

I'm a bit late in posting about this, but 2 of my images of then-candidate Donald Trump campaigning in New Hampshire last year were published in the January/February 2017 issue of Esquire UK. You can see the two spreads above.

Thanks to Henny at Esquire UK for giving me this great play. The pictures accompany an interesting essay by David Thomson entitled "Believe Me! A Letter From America." which unfortunately doesn't appear to be easily accessible online.

Though this is my first time in Esquire UK, a big chunk of the project was published in the February 2016 Esquire US issue as a portfolio.

Worst Party featured in Hant Magazine


 

HANT - Magazin für Fotografie published a portfolio of my work from the 2016 presidential election in their eighth issue, which came out in November 2016. I wasn't familiar with the magazine before they approached me, but it's one I'll keep an eye on; each issue prints a wide variety of boundary-pushing photography from around the world and it's beautifully designed and printed. The magazine was awarded in the 2016 Visual Leader awards in Germany last year, alongside other leading publications including Der Spiegel, Zeit, Stern, Dummy, and others. They published a handful of pictures from "This is the worst party I've ever been to." over 8 pages in the magazine, and you can see the spreads above.

Thanks to Dominik Bönisch, Alexander Grüner, and the rest of the team there for including me in such wonderful company.

It might be difficult to get a copy of the magazine, but you can see some photos of spreads throughout the issue at the HANT website.

Tearsheets: Philippe Douste-Blazy’s campaign for WHO Director-General for M, Le Monde’s weekend magazine


 

A couple months ago I had a fascinating opportunity to follow around French politician Philippe Douste-Blazy as he campaigned around Harvard University's School of Public Health in a bid (ultimately unsuccessful) to become the World Health Organization's Director-General for an assignment for M, the weekend magazine of the French newspaper Le Monde. It was a quick succession of one meeting after another in sterile classroom settings. I was thankful for instructions from my editor Laurence to use the technique I've been working on in my project on American politics, This is the worst party I've ever been to., as a way of cutting past the surface level of a politician politicking, albeit in a much different arena than I'm used to.

Douste-Blazy has been, at various times: a member of European parliament; the French Minister of Health; the French Minister of Culture; mayor of Toulouse, France, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on innovative Financing for Development in the United Nations; and chairman of UNITAID. While this campaign at Harvard was on a much smaller scale than either he or I have seen before, the glad-handing and speechifying was very familiar territory.

You can see the two spreads above, published in the 14 January 2017, issue of the magazine, or, if you read French, can check out the article online. I haven't seen the print edition of the magazine yet, but I'm told I was listed up front in the "contributor" section, as well.

Thanks to Laurence and the rest of the team at Le Monde for letting me do my thing on this story.

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