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My Sister’s Quince – Coral Gables, FL

My Sister's Quince - Coral Gables, FL
There are a few moments in life where you realize just how much time has gone by and photographing my sister's quince was one of them. It definitely doesn't feel that a decade and a half have passed between the homecoming of my new football-sized sister and this milestone party. Although my reign was short-lived, I could still recover my throne from my younger brother[...]

Missionaries of Charity Grow by Five

Missionaries of Charity Grow by Five
The day before Pentecost Sunday, five women made their full vows to fully join the Missionaries of Charity at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The five sisters made their commitments before DC Carndinal-Archbishop Donald Wuerl and several hundred in attendance. The Missionaries of Charity are renowned for their work in caring for th[...]

2012 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

2012 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
This year's cherry blossom kite festival, held annually within the National Cherry Blossom Festival, was an extra special outdoor celebration as it has been 100 years since Japan gifted cherry blossom trees to the United States. Thousands gathered on the breezy National Mall to have picnics and fly all sorts of kites. Expert kite fliers and kite makers showed off t[...]

2012 Northern Short Course – Day 3

2012 Northern Short Course - Day 3
The third and final day of the 2012 Northern Short Course in Photojournalism began with a real treat: Gerd Ludwig. Ludwig is an amazing German photographer who has worked for pretty much any publication that matters (Time, Nat Geo, Life, Stern, Spiegel, etc.), producing a poignant body of work that focuses heavily on the former USSR. Because his coverage is an insig[...]

2012 Northern Short Course – Day 2

2012 Northern Short Course – Day 2
The first day of NSC was great introduction to what the next two days were going to bring. The agenda was well thought out as each workshop built upon the other and/or overlapped in skillsets. The second day's morning lecture was addressing the meaning of photography as well as how to leverage and even monetize online and social media presentation of visual storytelli[...]

Concert for Japan

Concert for Japan
March 11, 2011, Japan. A 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed coastal areas. The tsunami also flooded a nuclear power plant, the Fukushima Dai-Ichi, in northeastern Honshu. The triple disaster displaced over 300,000, killed 19,000, and made a 20-mile (30km) radius uninhabitable for decades to come. On the anniversary of the disaster, Naomi and Michael Sla[...]

2012 Northern Short Course – Day 1

2012 Northern Short Course - Day 1
The state of the news delivery and consumption has been in constant flux since news went online and cameras went digital. Things changed again when cellphones got decent enough cameras and could leverage social media like Facebook and video-sharing sites like YouTube. And not too long ago, photography was rocked again with the introduction of the HD-video capable DSLR[...]

Three Days of Biotech – Days 2 & 3

Three Days of Biotech - Days 2 & 3
If day 1 was the introduction, day 2 was business time. There was a lot more activity at the NIH booth and other booths as people weren't only getting freebies and entering raffles for iPad2, kindle, vacations, etc. but collecting information packets, having conversations, and attending the in-booth presentations. Still, although things like nanotechnology, advances i[...]