In Bulgaria April 19 to 30, 2023

Lecturers at the conference April 21-23, 2023.

I’m very excited to be returning to Bulgaria this week to participate in the 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. 

In the Baltics May 5-16

An old car sits in a residential courtyard outside Riga, Latvia.

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.

One image SELECTED for American Photography 38 book

A tree has fallen on a house on East St at the eastern edge of Hingham, Massachusetts, at the end of the region's first Nor'easter storm of the season on Wed., Oct. 27, 2021.

CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times

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, 3635343332, 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.

A tree has fallen on a house on East St at the eastern edge of Hingham, Massachusetts, at the end of the region's first Nor'easter storm of the season on Wed., Oct. 27, 2021.

CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times

Two New York Times front pages!

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!

Two NH Primary images Selected winners for American Photography 37 book

Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at a campaign rally at Rochester Opera House in Rochester, New Hampshire, on Mon., Feb. 10, 2020. This is the final day of campaigning before voting in the primary happens on Feb. 11. Warren has fallen to 4th or 5th place in recent polls.

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg takes to the stage to speak at his Primary Night rally at Nashua Community College in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Tue., Feb. 11, 2020. Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders was projected to win the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, but Buttigieg came in a close second.

It’s always such an honor to be featured in the American Photography annual, and this year extra special with two images Selected to appear in the American Photography 37 book. The photos feature Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg in the last days of the First in the Nation primary and were part of my coverage of the election for Time magazine. A big thanks to Time editors Paul and Kim for their support during the assignment and throughout the election.

The jurors this year included: Arem Duplessis, Jury Chair, Group Creative Director, Apple Inc.; Brian Bantog, Design Director, Nike; Stella Blackmon, Photo Editor, New York Magazine; Jane E. Clark, Photography Director, AARP Media; Vida Cornelious, Executive Creative Director, T Brand Studio/The New York Times; Leslie dela Vega, Director of Visuals, OZY; Natalia Jimenez, Photo Editor, The Washington Post; Gianmaria Schonlieb, Creative Director, Lyft; Philip Brian Tabaus, Photo Editor, Bloomberg Business; Ronda Thompson, Creative Director, Bed Bath and Beyond.

American Photography said this about the contest: “From over 7,000 entries, the jury selected 409 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2020.”

My work has previously been recognized by the organization in American Photography 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, and 30.

The image of Pete Buttigieg’s primary-night rally was also selected by Time as one of the Top 100 photos of 2020.

Included in New York Times Business section 2020 Photos of the Year

LINCOLN, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY. 28, 2020. Jennifer Gouldstone, founder and CEO of Garden Streets, an interior plant provider and care service, takes variegated schefflera arboricola plants (dwarf umbrella trees) to a dumpster after removing them from the offices of marketing company Thompson Habib Denison in Lincoln, Massachusetts, on Thu., May 28, 2020. The plants had bugs that Gouldstone didn't want to transfer to other plants in this office or in her company's nursery.

Most offices in Massachusetts have been mostly empty since mid-March 2020 as part of the statewide stay-at-home orders issued by Governor Charlie Baker as part of the response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. While reopening procedures in the state are likely to allow up to 10% of employees to return to offices in late May and early June, many offices have told employees not to expect to return to work until September 2020 or even January 2021. Plantcare services have been deemed "essential work" allowing ongoing plant maintenance to continue during the closures, though some offices opted not to continue. 

CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times

One of my photos, an image from my piece on office plants left behind during the pandemic, was included in the New York Times Business section’s 2020 Year in Photos, When Business as Usual Was Turned Upside Down.

I’m particularly proud of the piece, which started as an idea I had during a shower early in the pandemic, and after a successful pitch to the Times, ended up as a full page in the paper, and now it’s great to see the work recognized in their year-end wrap-up.