The image above, of students demonstrating in Boston's March for Our Lives protest against gun violence, was recently selected for inclusion in the American Photography 35 book. It's always such an honor to have my work recognized by the organization and their distinguished panel of judges. From the announcement: "From over 7,000 entries, the jury selected only 349 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2018."
This year, the judges were: Jessica Dimson, Deputy Photo Editor, The New York Times Magazine; Dustin Drankoski, Creative Director, Mashable; Lea Golis, Freelance Photography Editor and Creative Producer, Apple Media Products; Rosey Lakos, Director of Photography, Godfrey Dadich Partners; Natasha Lunn, Director of Photography & Video, Airbnb Magazine; Eve Lyons, Photo Editor, The New York Times; and Thea Traff, Senior Photo Editor, TIME Magazine.
More images from the demonstration are available in my archive: March For Our Lives - Protest against gun violence - Boston, MA - 24 March 2018
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:
My work on the 2016 presidential election, This is the worst party I've ever been to, has been exhibited in Brazil again as part of the International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte. This time, the work was shown as part of the exhibition of the FIF_BH 2017 - The Politics of Images at the Usiminas Cultural Center in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil, from June 29th and August 18th, 2018.
The work was previously shown in the festival in Belo Horizonte in 2017.
Thanks to the festival team. I really wish I could've seen both exhibitions in person.
All photos here by Rodrigo Zeferino.
I was recently asked to contribute to a project called The Hidden Photo, a Polish project looking at unpublished images that are meaningful to photographers. I chose to share an image of a fake plant in a restaurant back room in New Hampshire. It was the beginning of my project on the 2016 presidential election. You can read the back story of that photo and how it served as a conceptual starting point for the work on The Hidden Photo website, in both English and Polish. It's worth spending some time looking through The Hidden Photo's website, by the way. Plenty of fascinating stories behind interesting images.
Thanks to Ewa for reaching out and including me in the project!
A few pictures from my election project, This is the worst party I've ever been to, were exhibited as large a-frame prints during the International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from July 25-30, 2017. Unfortunately I couldn't make it to see the installation in person, but these photos provided by the festival (all photos credit: FIF Images - Gustavo Baxter) make me wish I had. The pictures were printed huge and presented alongside some other very intriguing work. My pictures were shown in Museu Mineiro, but the festival itself stretched into other venues and some parks throughout the city.
The festival video (below and on vimeo) shows the full extent of the festival. Thanks to the whole team in Belo Horizonte for including my work in such a great event!
I'm happy to announce that one of my pictures has been named Chosen in American Photography 34. Unlike the past few years, I won't have anything in the book this year, but it's an honor to have this image, of a man injured in scuffles outside the DeploraBall before Trump's inauguration in Washington, DC, honored in the annual selection of the best photography in the US.
Thanks to the American Photography organizers and the judges this year: Roxanne Behr, New York magazine; Siobhan Bohnacker, The New Yorker; Todd Heughens, FX Networks; Andrew Katz, TIME; Chelsea Matiash, The New York Times (formerly The Intercept); Krista Prestek, Apple (formerly GQ); and Matt Willey, The New York Times Magazine.