Las Vegas Chapels Are Open, and Ready Las Vegas has always been a convenient place to get married. Their Marriage License Bureau was open 24/7 until a few years ago and it was common for people to drive from surrounding states after dinner and be married by sun-rise. “In a way, Vegas is set up […]
Tech Startups Say New H-1B Visas Rules Are Unaffordable Published in the Wall Street Journal New rules from the Trump administration restricting skilled foreign workers are unnerving U.S. startup hubs, as founders and investors say the limitations will hamstring their ability to recruit top-tier talent to grow their businesses.
Physical Education class has been reorganized around no-contact sports. Some students play tossing rings while others play a modified version of dodge ball called gaga ball in the background. How Rhode Island Reopened Schools During a Pandemic For the New York Times At LaPerche Elementary School Principal Julie Dorsey takes a student’s temperature as students […]
A portrait of Professor Ali Mohamed Zaki in his office in CAIRO, EGYPT on March 15 . Dr. Zaki diagnosed the first patient with a strain of the Corona Virus in Saudi Arabia. He was then fired for announcing it himself, but the information was later used to help diagnose another patient in the UK.
In 2007 I was photographing for a month in Clarksdale, Mississippi and ran across this set of tags on the side of trains that were pulled off the main track. They are called “streaks” if done with chalk or a grease pencil or a lumber crayon, “Tags” if done with spray paint. Sometimes they are […]
Ambulance Ride-Along in a Covid-19 Hotspot Chelsea, Massachusetts was designated as a Covid-19 hotspot with the highest infection ratio in the state. For weeks the local ambulance services and fire-fighters work circling the Boston suburb picking up suspected cases, transferring them between hospitals and trying not to get infected themselves. These photos are from a […]
Syria from both sides Twice, I have received visas to photograph pro-Assad districts in Damascus. Many journalists are denied entry; no reason is given. I didn’t have government minders while working in Damascus and the rural towns of Ma’loula and Douma, but there were checkpoints that prevented me from entering rebel-held areas (I snuck past […]
When President Morsy was removed from office by a military Junta thousands joined a month long sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya. State media reported that the protesters were terrorists, weapon wielding, foreign, mercenaries. These portraits are an attempt to directly photograph and quote the people I met in Rabaa al-Adawiya to decrease any distortion. Taher Gamal […]
Al-Ha’ir Prison and The Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Center are two of Saudi Arabia’s five facilities holding its more than 5,000 inmates charged with terrorism-related offenses. They are part of a reform program staffed by psychologists and religious officials who try to deradicalize inmates by teaching them what Nasser al-Ajmi, a psychologist with the center, […]
The Sinai Trail has been in development since 2014 and is now ready to walk. Egypt’s first long distance public hiking trail and one of a number of new hiking trails being built across the Middle East. Beginning by the Gulf of Aqaba and ending in the highlands of St Katherine – the so-called Roof […]
“pigeons are rats with wings” is a common sentiment in the US but they are an art form for the pigeon fanciers of Cairo. I talked my way up to one of the ubiquitous wood slat roosts that are visible across the city and have learned that their obsession reaches across the region, lasts for […]
Through the warren of Cairo’s unplanned neighborhoods, mahraganat (festival) music blasts from tuk-tuks, cigarette stalls and cranked up cellphone speakers; auto-tuned voices mixing with heavy electronic rap beats. The sound quality is low and the lyrics are unmistakably vulgar. Egyptians can’t get enough. Sha’abi music (literally translating to the music of the ‘poor’) is the […]
Before the camps The Uighurs of Xinjiang are one of 55 minorities in China, but they are ethnically and historically closer to the Muslim Turkic groups of Central Asia. In 2008 the Chinese government was starting to cement its hold on the resource rich Xinjiang by suppressing cultural and religious differences in schools and workplaces […]
Modern Miracles While working on news stories in Egypt I heard other stories of miracles that intrigued me, so I started keeping a list. The list grew to about 50 miracles, interventions in the physical world, or blessed locations. Over about 6 years I tracked down these stories to their sources and made photographs along […]
Military & Police Show of Force Infrared film was originally developed as a military surveillance technology. While camouflage blends in with trees and bushes to the human eye, infrared film reacts to the presence of chlorophyll, marking true vegetation pink and identifying enemy positions through their absence of unnatural hue. In response, modern military paint […]
Sustainable Lobster Fishing in Maine Fifth generation Mainer lobsterman Kelly Wallace, 28, is scared. Not only is the sustainability of Maine’s lobster fishery endangered, so too is that of those iconic fishing villages dotting coastal and island harbors. Ask marine research scientists about the sustainability of Maine’s fisheries, especially that of the state’s iconic American […]