Saturday, May 30, 2009

Refugee Health Crisis

In November I set o0ut to do a story tag-teaming with Fall '07 Monitor photographer Kari Collins on a family of Bhutanese refugees resettling in Concord. Jasoda Tamang, the wife and mother of the young family had some health issues that kept them from leaving Nepal with the rest of the extended family in the summer, but we didn't know it would get as life-changing as it did.

She was in and out of the hospital with her husband, Pema, by her side translating as best he could. In February she got an operation on her lungs and after 51 days, 35 of them in the ICU she got out. I finished shooting less than a week before publication date, but thankfully, the parts came together with Chelsea Conaboy's fantastic writing.

The Monitor gave it a special section and galleries are online.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sports shift

I thought I was out, but I can't escape the sports shift. I'm playing with shooting "tight is right" or a few days.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Tripyramids

The North Slide where it eases off enough for me to feel comfortable enough to pull out a camera and eat some lunch. The lower section is kind of mossy and slick even though the rain had stopped. In the winter I bet its a nasty mixed climb.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

on assignment

in Blossom Hill Cemetery

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day dinner

Kittery, Maine

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Salt opening

It has been a while since my pictures were hung on a wall. Most often they are printed on toilet paper and then graduate to puppy training papers. Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine put a few of my shots up along with some alums who work for publications you can see on news stands outside of central New Hampshire: Andres Gonzalez, David Y. Lee, Holly Wilmeth and Kiersten Hanna.

I was sick when it went up, but made it this month to see it two weeks before it comes down.

work from my Bay City days

work we did on fiber paper back in the day



Avishay thinks it stinks that Marcus is leaving

Good luck in the big, bad city, Mr. Yam.

At the Cabin on Snow Pond.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

money matters

From Walter Isaacson's "How to Save Your Newspaper" in TIME, Feb. 16, 2009

Henry Lue, a co-founder of TIME, disdained the notion of giveaway publications that relied solely on ad revenue. He called that formula "Morally abhorrent" and also "economically self-defeating."That was because he believed that good journalism required that a publication's primary duty be to its readers, not to its advertisers. In an advertising-only revenue model, the incentive is perverse. It is also self-defeating, because you will eventually weaken your bond with your readers if you do not feel directly dependent on them for your revenue...

"One thing you do is prevent good software from being written. Who can afford to do professinoal work for nothing?" Bill Gates on sharing BASIC code, 1977