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I want to be alone

“I want to be alone,” said the legendary actress Greta Garbo in the film, Grand Hotel. Most documentary photographers want to be alone while they work. They don’t want the distraction of outside influences. Neither do they want interpreters,... Read More | Share it now!

Seeing the Unseen

Are we purveyors of doom? Is it necessary for some documentary photographers to focus on the poor, the underprivileged, war victims, the marginalized and sick? Is the life of the outsider a subject worthy of attention? Do the conditions that push some... Read More | Share it now!

After The Tsunami

The needle glided up the dial of the Geiger counter as we motored further into the nuclear disaster zone. My heart was palpating in time with the Geiger counter’s increasingly rapid clicking. This was the hot area of Fukushima, and only those with a... Read More | Share it now!