An article for Vice about ultra-Orthodox Jews - Haredim - holding an anti-draft rally in Jerusalem. The event was attended by hundreds of thousands and effectively shut down parts of the city for most of the day. You can read the story and see some of my photos here.
Vice published a story I worked on with Dylan Collins along with with my photos of a protest in the Jordan Valley, in the village of Ein Hijleh.
Over the course of a week, hundreds of Palestinian and international activists occupied the village, that was depopulated in the 1967 war, in protest of Israel's occupation the region.
You can read all about it here.
The only zoo in the West Bank is in the city of Qalqilya. In addition to the living animals is a museum of taxidermy animals, most of whom died during the Second Intifada. The zoo’s director, a self-taught taxidermist, preserved the animals in an unintentionally sad and strange exhibit.
More of my photos and an article about the zoo on VICE.
I’m happy to have my Goldwater project featured on the Prison Photography. Writer and photo editor Pete Brook, created the blog in order to, “To bring to attention things previously unsaid,” and, “To joust in the melee of contested meanings in surveillance, fine-art, documentary, amateur, institution, and virtual photographies of prisons and other sites of incarceration.”
You can view the post here.
I’ll be participating in the RISC training program at the end of the month. RISC, Reporters Instructed In Saving Colleagues, is an intensive battlefield medial-response course that is provided free of charge to freelance journalists who work in conflict zones. I’m humbled to be participating in the program along side experienced photojournalists and reporters and to have the opportunity to show my work at the Bronx Documentary Center.
NEW YORK EDITED
Photographs from my Roosevelt Island project along with 15 of my fellow students from ICP last year are in a new book titled New York Edited. The publication is a collaboration between photographers from ICP PJ program (NYC), class 2011/2012 and editors from Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie (Berlin), class 2012/2013. It’s printed by Pepperoni Books (Berlin).
You can see more here.
A documentary project that I worked on while attending ICP last year was published on the NYC news-site, Gothamist. The project focused on the lives of two men who were paralyzed in similar diving accidents and are now best friends, living in the State-Run Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island, NYC.
I wrote an accompanying article that details the planned closure of the hospital to make way for a major university science and technical institute, and highlights my subjects’ dissatisfaction with their planned relocation.
You can see the photos and article here.