My work explores how we live on the planet and with each other, looking at issues of the environment through the lens of human experience. I work closely with my subjects, including various participatory media methods, to learn from and accurately document their lives, understand the issues that affect them, and drive awareness that might help them. The majority of my work is in collaboration with organizations working on social and environmental issues, as well as editorial feature work for magazines.
Recent Single Images A preview of recent and ongoing projects that have not been posted, published, or in some cases are not yet completed.
Coastal Fisheries in Mozambique Image library and participatory photography program for an NGO addressing fisheries management and ocean conservation in Závora, Mozambique.
Book on Food & Agriculture In 2012, the American Library Association named "Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Movement is changing the way we eat" one of the top 10 books on the Environment.
Watershed Conservation in Colombia Don Manuel Vicente Restrepo farms in El Rincon, Colombia. Through an innovative program of reciprocal water agreements, Manuel is benefiting financially as well as working to protect water resources.
Coastal Fisheries in Peru Ancón is a Peruvian fishing village with thousands of years of history harvesting food from the sea. Today, local fishermen are working to assure the same for generations to come.
Coastal Fisheries in Philippines For this NGO commission, I spent three weeks in San Miguel Bay, Philippines living with fisherman Rodel Bolaños and his family on Caringo Island to document their daily lives.
Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management An editorial photo essay for Nature Conservancy magazine looking at the MARCO Data Portal and the economic importance and culture depth of fisheries on the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States.
Local Food & Sustainable Agriculture For over a decade I have focused on small farms and local agriculture across the U.S. and produced hundreds of magazine articles, several books, exhibitions, and many keynote presentations.
Understanding Ocean Users A multipart project profiling the people and places related to the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, an online toolkit to consolidate data for visualizing ocean resources and human use.
Mining the Peruvian Andes An assignment Supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting exploring various news stories related to extractive industries in the Peruvian Andes and the Pope's encyclical on the environment.
Animal Portraits & Book Green Chimneys provides children with disabilities animal-assisted therapy and educational programs. For 16 years I have photographed their animals, and in 2014 we published a book of animal portraits.
California's Independent Fishermen Commissions for Ecotrust & Community Fisheries Network profiling independent fishermen and local markets for fish in San Francisco and San Diego California.
Exhibition Drawing from various assignments over the years, this collection explores the complexity of issues ranging from fisheries and forestry to water and food as seen through stories of the people who live with and rely on these resources.
Wildlife Conservation in Borneo Documentation of the communities in and around Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve producing a book and exhibition to help inform programs on habitat restoration and orangutan reintroductions.