On 30 October this year, I had the honour of presenting at a virtual salon session hosted by the Middle East Institute of Singapore. On tap during my 45 minute talk were lots of photos — of course! — of Kurdistan, of the refugees and internally displaced people who are a part of my big work family at Preemptive Love, of grand mountains in the land of the Kurds.

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street photography saves me

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been on a street photography bender for months now. I mentioned last July that I’d started shooting after 4 months of no photography. That wasn’t true. I didn’t start again until September, which makes it 6 months—half a year—not using my camera. When I did finally […]

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A Memory of Mexico City

Holy week, Mexico City 2013. The water supply for most of the city had been cut off for several days so maintenance could be carried out on the pipes. My buddy Carlos and I loitered on this street, waiting for Micro (who was, naturally, a big guy) to arrive. The three of us were going […]

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“American? From Cuba? Bolivia? Colombia?” I was talking to someone from Venezuela yesterday. In the course of conversation, I mentioned that I work for an American NGO. He asked me that question. Because I’d forgotten. In the months I spent in Mexico, years ago, Mexican friends repeatedly reminded me that everyone from North and South […]

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