Archive for the ‘portraits’ Category
Late last summer, I went to my former home town for the German magazine Brigitte to photograph an inspiring group of women who are organizing against gun violence on the South Side. I only had a couple of days to spend with Carolyn, Shirley and Mary, but their resolve and dedication to fight for their community in the face of the senseless tragedy that took their children and destroyed their families will stay with me. Here’s to some strong women:
Meet Anna and Paul, and Ty and David, the first two couples who volunteered to participate in ACRIA‘s upcoming “Age is Not a Condom” campaign, produced in collaboration with The Graying of AIDS. We’re still looking for couples who might like to participate in this campaign, to be photographed throughout February.
If you or someone you know might be interested, we are looking for 60-something New Yorkers who are ready to show a little skin for a good cause! More details here: http://bit.ly/1fZvwnX. To apply, write us at email@example.com.
A portrait shoot for German Bild am Sonntag: Cissy Houston discusses the just published memoir of her life with Whitney.
Photographed at the W Hotel, Hoboken, NJ.
New cross-platform work: I created these portraits and a short video of Cindy Gallop – ad agency maven, Ted Talk phenomenon, web entrepreneur and 21st century sexual etiquette revolutionary – for Libertine, a brand new British magazine for women that aims to “celebrate inner life over outer appearance.” I’ll have to take their word for it, since the content is only available in print, but ”columns on swearing, also manners, a powerful essay on self respect by the great Joan Didion, some stunning luxury photography, fiction, fountain pens, business, biohacking and 3D printed dolls” sounds potentially promising. View the rest of this entry »
For New Orleans Magazine‘s March issue, portraits to accompany a Q&A session with playwright John Patrick Shanley, author of the amazing Doubt, a Parable.
As of today, Inviolata Mmbwavi is officially a candidate for Lurambi constituency for the March 4th elections in Kenya. As one of the country’s most outspoken women AIDS activists, she hopes to make history by winning the support of her rural home area after making her home in the capital for all of her adult life.
When she was first diagnosed with HIV at age 19, Mmbwavi felt ostracized and discriminated against at home; it took her moving to Nairobi to find her voice and join forces with other HIV activists to battle the stigma.
Besides her AIDS activism, however, she is inspired to run for office to ensure that the progressive women and minority rights enshrined in Kenya’s new 2010 constitution will be upheld. Women are guaranteed 1/3 representation in parliament – and like her, many women’s rights activists are gearing up for the outcome of the election and how that quota will be dealt with.
Hot off the presses, another biennial report for the Sargent Shriver Center on National Poverty Law that I was fortunate to work on with graphic designer Cliff Questel. After some brainstorming and tossing around of ideas, it was decided that opting for very simple, full page studio portraits would be the best way to tell the story of how the Shriver Center addresses key issues as diverse as budget cuts, child care, the foreclosure crisis and prisoner re-entry programs.
Meet Robert, Liliana, Elise and Mitzi:
For our participatory installation in the Global Village of the XIX International AIDS Conference – held in Washington, DC, from July 22-27, 2012 – the Graying of AIDS team (Naomi Schegloff, Viviana Peretti and myself) worked with adults age 50+ who are living with HIV/AIDS to create a series of photographic portraits and interviews, exploring what it means to be aging with the virus around the globe. View the rest of this entry »
Thinking of the wonderful Bob Franke, who passed away over the holidays at the age of 78. I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to interview this truly memorable and inspiring man about his fight against HIV discrimination in long term care.