After twelve years in Boston, my family and I have moved back to Seattle. We last lived there almost twenty years ago and have been wanting to return for a long time. With our five-year-old about to start kindergarten, we decided that now was the time to move closer to family and old friends, and back to a region of the US we hold close to our hearts.
My daughter and I spent June 2023 driving slowly across the country with stops to visit friends, family, and roadside attractions.
We’re now settling into our new house in Seattle and I’m especially keen to explore with fresh eyes a region I’ve known all my life.
↑ Seattle Center, July 2023
One of my photos, of a group of protesters gather in Boston after the fall of Roe v. Wade has been SELECTED for inclusion in the American Photography 39 book. It’s always an honor to have work recognized in the book, and I’ve been lucky to be awarded by American Photography for the past 8 years (My work has previously been recognized by the organization in American Photography 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, and 30.)
The jury, who selected 443 images to represent the best pictures of 2022, included Maïa Booker, The Wall Street Journal; David Cooper, Freelance Photo Editor; Maura Friedman, National Geographic; Lauryn Hill, WIRED; Amy Kellner, The New York Times Magazine; Robert Miller, The Washington Post; Laura Oliverio, CNN; Amy Silverman, Airbnb; Allyson Torrisi, People; Karen Williams, Freelance Photo Director and Producer; Andrea Wise, ProPublica; and Cengiz Yar, Rest of World.
I’m very excited to be returning to Bulgaria this week to participate in the MadePro.bg photo conference in Pomorie and then travel to Sofia to exhibit work from the Baltics and talk with local photojournalists.
I last visited Bulgaria in 2016 to exhibit my work on the 2016 election with BG Press Photo and had such a wonderful time. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the photo community there.
Jūrmala, Latvia – 2004
From May 5-16, I’m taking my first international trip since the start of the pandemic and going to the Baltics, starting first in Riga, Latvia, and then Estonia. I first traveled in the region in 2004, when I just starting out with a camera and had a backpack full of hand-rolled tri-x and kodachrome(!). I was in Lithuania for Kaunas Photo Festival in 2016, but sadly didn’t travel any further northward that year. Looking forward to exploring a new place for a couple weeks. After that I’ll be back in Boston doing regular assignment work around New England.
My photo of storm damage south of Boston for the New York Times, has been Selected for inclusion in American Photography 38 book. It’s always such a joy to have work recognized in the book, and honor I’ve had for the past 7 years (My work has previously been recognized by the organization in American Photography 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, and 30.) The image was first published on the New York Times front page of the Oct. 28, 2021 edition.
From the announcement: From over 7,000 entries, the jury SELECTED 393 images by the jury to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2021. The American Photography 38 winning collection represents over 224 of the industry’s best photographers. The jury this year included: Samir Abady, The Wall Street Journal; Dudley Brooks, The Washington Post Magazine; Shahrzad Elghanayan, NBC News; Gail Fletcher, Guardian; Jeanne Graves, Fast Company; Whitney Matewe, TIME; Michele Romero, PhotoRehab; Elijah S. Walker, New York Times; Amy Wolff, Hearst Enthusiast Group; Nili Zadok, Executive Producer
A big thank you to Sarah, Jennifer, and Maura at the NYT for the assignment, support, and placement on the front page; to this year’s jury of American Photography; and to Mark and the rest of the team at American Photography who makes it all run.
It was such a wonderful and exciting surprise to find my photos on two New York Times front pages last month, a first in my career. Both images were below the fold, but it’s such an honor to have my work featured so prominently in the paper. The two issues were the Oct. 10, and Oct. 28, national editions featuring coverage of Boston’s mayor race and damage in New England after a powerful Nor’easter storm blew through the region.
Thanks to the editors and designers, as always!