Bill Signing at the White House | President Obama Signs the Clay Hunt SAV Act

Saturday, February 14, 2015

President Obama signs the Clay Hunt SAV Act in the White House East Room

Photo-shoots don't usually make me nervous, but standing three feet away from President Obama, I must admit, gave me a few jitters. I was at the White House to photograph the signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act, a bill designed to stem the tide of 22 veteran suicides per day in


Story of the Photo: Tuscaloosa for the Red Cross

Monday, November 04, 2013

tuscaloosa alabama hurricane red cross photographer

I shot this photo while on assignment for the Red Cross in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  I was covering the aftermath of a massive hurricane that swept through the middle of town.  The devastation was biblical, with a mile wide swath of town mowed down by winds so fierce they stripped the bark off


Story of the Photo: Pakistani Shipbreakers

Thursday, October 10, 2013

pakistani ship breakers

Back in 1998, I was doing a Fulbright in Pakistan.  The country was relatively safe at the time and I was able to roam freely. Without giving it a second thought, I’d jump onto local buses, hire a scruffy mountain horse or board a rusting PIA jet.  I got lots of looks and attracted crowds


Story of the Photo: Faces of Colombia

Monday, September 30, 2013

portrait of paramilitary solider in colombia

Years ago I found myself in Medellin, Colombia, drinking coffee from a little plastic cup in one of the main town squares, Parque Bolivar. Looking around, I was fascinated by the characters I saw. There were musicians and photographers hustling for a buck, eyes-down nuns heading for the


Story of the Photo: Fox Hunter

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

fox hunter taking a jump in maryland

I've ridden horses on and off for years and love it. But while photographing them, I am constantly frustrated at my inability to convey the power and excitement of galloping across a field or jumping an obstacle. I think the problem might be the distance. If a horse and rider are moving,