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Ayacucho, Peru. February 2018. Outtake for the @nytimes.
Ayacucho, Peru. February 2018. Outtake for the @nytimes.
Back in NYC and psyched to see this delightful piece on rooftop farms and butterflies for the @nytimes ran. Thanks @andrewhinderaker for the dreamy gig and @alivestructures for teaching me all about local plants and butterflies on a greenpoint roof while being patient and lovely. 🦋💐💛
Back in NYC and psyched to see this delightful piece on rooftop farms and butterflies for the @nytimes ran. Thanks @andrewhinderaker for the dreamy gig and @alivestructures for teaching me all about local plants and butterflies on a greenpoint roof while being patient and lovely. 🦋💐💛
Anna moved to Argentina and now I have two best friends here 💛💛. Hello Zoe, 10/30/19.
Anna moved to Argentina and now I have two best friends here 💛💛. Hello Zoe, 10/30/19.
Last week i got to witness as activists prevailed upon the city council , after years of human rights abuses, to take the first political steps in a vote that many hope will ultimately close down Rikers Island, on assignment for the @Nytimes. The details of the plan are controversial and there's still a lot of work to be done, but it was a personal and professional honor to have a front row seat to this moment in New York History. Thanks so much to @andrewhinderaker for the assignment.
Last week i got to witness as activists prevailed upon the city council , after years of human rights abuses, to take the first political steps in a vote that many hope will ultimately close down Rikers Island, on assignment for the @Nytimes. The details of the plan are controversial and there's still a lot of work to be done, but it was a personal and professional honor to have a front row seat to this moment in New York History. Thanks so much to @andrewhinderaker for the assignment.
A few more on the kids in the eye of a geopolitical hurricane for @Time on the Colombian border with Venezuela earlier this year. Thanks so much to NY Newswomen for the recognition of this work and to my amazing editor @andrewkatz and the whole Time team for all the support.
A few more on the kids in the eye of a geopolitical hurricane for @Time on the Colombian border with Venezuela earlier this year. Thanks so much to NY Newswomen for the recognition of this work and to my amazing editor @andrewkatz and the whole Time team for all the support.
In February I went down to Cucuta, Colombia, for @Time magazine to see what was going on with aid Caravan headed across the border into Venezuela, which quickly turned into a series of violent clashes spread across several border bridges. I spent the weekend photographing the ensuing chaos, but also the plight of stranded, frustrated Venezuelans and migrants caught up in the fury of an historic power struggle whose implications in many ways we wouldn't understand fully until months later. Im grateful to learn this work won a NY Newswomen's Front Page Award for Best Photo Essay this year. A massive thanks to my editor @andrewkatz, for being unendingly supportive, for listening to my frantic last minute pitches, and of course for the wonderful edit.
In February I went down to Cucuta, Colombia, for @Time magazine to see what was going on with aid Caravan headed across the border into Venezuela, which quickly turned into a series of violent clashes spread across several border bridges. I spent the weekend photographing the ensuing chaos, but also the plight of stranded, frustrated Venezuelans and migrants caught up in the fury of an historic power struggle whose implications in many ways we wouldn't understand fully until months later. Im grateful to learn this work won a NY Newswomen's Front Page Award for Best Photo Essay this year. A massive thanks to my editor @andrewkatz, for being unendingly supportive, for listening to my frantic last minute pitches, and of course for the wonderful edit.
Camouflage. Cucuta, Colombia. March 2019.
Camouflage. Cucuta, Colombia. March 2019.
On the bridge it was hot and breathless and all of a sudden it seemed obvious that the plan was never going to work or maybe that this had been the plan. I worried about the boys like I always do. Just kids and all it takes is one rock, plus we could hear gunshots across the river every once in a while. Everything deteriorated so quickly, and suddenly this unfamiliar place took on a familiar rhythm. A bridge is a terrible place for a riot. We all knew the truck fire story didn't quite make sense, but there it was, burning. The morning had been so hopeful, in retrospect i have no idea why.  I guess everyone needed it. The next day, after absolutely nothing had happened but chaos, the boys were sleeping under the bridge still.  A political type with a button up shirt pulled too tight over his belly came down to their little camp of balled fists and told them that the plan had been a success and they could all go home now. One of them asked, "what home?"
On the bridge it was hot and breathless and all of a sudden it seemed obvious that the plan was never going to work or maybe that this had been the plan. I worried about the boys like I always do. Just kids and all it takes is one rock, plus we could hear gunshots across the river every once in a while. Everything deteriorated so quickly, and suddenly this unfamiliar place took on a familiar rhythm. A bridge is a terrible place for a riot. We all knew the truck fire story didn't quite make sense, but there it was, burning. The morning had been so hopeful, in retrospect i have no idea why. I guess everyone needed it. The next day, after absolutely nothing had happened but chaos, the boys were sleeping under the bridge still. A political type with a button up shirt pulled too tight over his belly came down to their little camp of balled fists and told them that the plan had been a success and they could all go home now. One of them asked, "what home?"
edits and diaries and thoughts about far right extremism and white supremacy and immigration from greece in 2016 shot for @vsco cc @benjaminras and @michaelfriberg 
9/16/2016

Kasidiaris, (Golden Dawn MP) is pacing the crowded room with that panther walk of his. His eyes flash around critically. The hotel conference room is packed with white faces. He shouts at everyone to take their seats and people eagerly obey. He shouts for the music to be raised and the techno backed Greek classical music fills the room painfully. “Lower it!” And it goes back down. To the audience, he commands, “When our leader arrives you will stand and applaud,” and hungrily, the audience agrees. Finally, Michaloliakos arrives from a side entrance and people stand on their chairs to cheer. There are more than a few nazi salutes as he walks down the center aisle. Kasidiaris grins, satisfied, as the speakers go up one by one and give impassioned speeches. My translator whispers to me. “This one is speaking about supporting the people of Lesvos against the refugees. This one is discussing our history and the superiority of the greek culture and heritage. Do you hear what they’re chanting in the back between speeches and when the crowd gets excited? Blood! Honor! Golden Dawn!” I crawl back through the sea of people to the feet of the militant block in black T shirts holding greek flags and chanting feverishly in the back of the meeting hall, I feel like everyone can hear my inner monologue, smell my skepticism. A large man grabs my shoulder with an unfriendly level of pressure and starts aggressively questioning me in Greek. I have no idea what he’s saying but he looks like he’s caught an interloper journalist and is about to have a field day. I smile apologetically and say “Kasidiaris. I’m with Kasidiaris.” His stern expression melts and his hand falls from my shoulder. He says welcoming sounding things and i slip back into the crowd. 
9/20 “Come see how we’re living” says 17 year old Ali of the Moria Hot Spot on Lesvos. Come see nobody can live like this. No food no water. The conditions are terrible. The police beat my friend bad. Look at the pictures on his phone. Come see.”
edits and diaries and thoughts about far right extremism and white supremacy and immigration from greece in 2016 shot for @vsco cc @benjaminras and @michaelfriberg 9/16/2016 Kasidiaris, (Golden Dawn MP) is pacing the crowded room with that panther walk of his. His eyes flash around critically. The hotel conference room is packed with white faces. He shouts at everyone to take their seats and people eagerly obey. He shouts for the music to be raised and the techno backed Greek classical music fills the room painfully. “Lower it!” And it goes back down. To the audience, he commands, “When our leader arrives you will stand and applaud,” and hungrily, the audience agrees. Finally, Michaloliakos arrives from a side entrance and people stand on their chairs to cheer. There are more than a few nazi salutes as he walks down the center aisle. Kasidiaris grins, satisfied, as the speakers go up one by one and give impassioned speeches. My translator whispers to me. “This one is speaking about supporting the people of Lesvos against the refugees. This one is discussing our history and the superiority of the greek culture and heritage. Do you hear what they’re chanting in the back between speeches and when the crowd gets excited? Blood! Honor! Golden Dawn!” I crawl back through the sea of people to the feet of the militant block in black T shirts holding greek flags and chanting feverishly in the back of the meeting hall, I feel like everyone can hear my inner monologue, smell my skepticism. A large man grabs my shoulder with an unfriendly level of pressure and starts aggressively questioning me in Greek. I have no idea what he’s saying but he looks like he’s caught an interloper journalist and is about to have a field day. I smile apologetically and say “Kasidiaris. I’m with Kasidiaris.” His stern expression melts and his hand falls from my shoulder. He says welcoming sounding things and i slip back into the crowd. 9/20 “Come see how we’re living” says 17 year old Ali of the Moria Hot Spot on Lesvos. Come see nobody can live like this. No food no water. The conditions are terrible. The police beat my friend bad. Look at the pictures on his phone. Come see.”
Tiny queens in hurricane country. Pembroke, North Carolina, July 2018. #vscovoices
Tiny queens in hurricane country. Pembroke, North Carolina, July 2018. #vscovoices
Throwback to last year’s J’ouvert for the @nytimes cause it’s the best night in NYC and I’m stuck at my desk editing today. Love you forever Labor Day weekend. A reminder to whom it may concern that in addition to mayhem, I still love to shoot dance/a good party 💗✨
Throwback to last year’s J’ouvert for the @nytimes cause it’s the best night in NYC and I’m stuck at my desk editing today. Love you forever Labor Day weekend. A reminder to whom it may concern that in addition to mayhem, I still love to shoot dance/a good party 💗✨
Colombia, February 2019.
Colombia, February 2019.
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