Category Archives: News and politics

Roadmap of the American Dream

The lights of Cambridge shift and sparkle behind raindrops on Edwardo’s window as his “American Dream” unfolds like a road map in front of me. Continue reading

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Photographing what you can’t see

I recently got the assignment to photograph a story titled Carcinogens on Tap. The story is about the things in our tap water that might be causing cancer, and those things are measured in parts per billion. That’s a difficult … Continue reading

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I’m literally shooting fish in a barrel

I recently had to make a picture to illustrate the idea of how scientific researchers sometimes have to get all “MacGyver” and make the tools they need to do their research. Fred Hutch’s Anna Greenwood is a good example. She … Continue reading

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My 2014 Year in Pictures

My first full year making pictures at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was an interesting experience. Adjusting my thoughts and actions away from the immediate (often panicked) needs of a major news website to the calmer needs of a research … Continue reading

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Fred Hutch at ONA14 in Chicago

A team from the Fred Hutch communications team just spent several days at the Online News Association conference in Chicago. It was a fast and productive time, and it was interesting to see how people in the journalism industry view … Continue reading

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Missing Musa

I’m in Kampala, Uganda this week making photos and telling stories with my co-worker Mary Engel for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center. The following story happened this weekend. I met six-year-old Musobya Musa three days ago on what I … Continue reading

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Does a cinemagraph enhance or distract from the message?

I met Paul Fearn today. He works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle in a program that essentially compiles and attempts to find meaning withing data. Imagine your life history as a long, two-dimensional record (a piece … Continue reading

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Airplanes, memories and doin’ the Gillette-thing

I’ll be back in Seattle by the time this is posted, but right now I’m flying directly over the little town where all this began. Gillette, Wyoming is where I worked my first full-time newspaper photography job. I’d had several … Continue reading

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See what I saw

Once in a while, as a photographer, you get to witness someone see them self as you saw them. You get to watch them respond to your picture. You get to watch them react to their friends’ reactions. It’s a … Continue reading

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I have reason to believe we both will be received

“His path was marked by the stars in the Southern Hemisphere, and he walked the length of his days under African skies.” ~ Paul Simon Paul Simon’s “Graceland” was the first CD I ever bought. I didn’t yet own a … Continue reading

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