I’m a journalist and photographer whose work appears in the Washington Post, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler and other international publications. I’ve lived in and reported from South America and the United States, and I’m currently based in Vancouver, Canada.
I’ve written on topics from gauchos in Argentina to undocumented immigration in the U.S. and international banking in Canada. If there’s a thread running through my work, it’s a love of international places and an obsession with living other cultures, other languages and other people’s lives – then putting that into words and pictures.
This site is called Independent Journalism. I tried to choose those words carefully. By independent, I mean not just that the reporting is unbiased but that it stems from independent thinking. I aim to tell stories that haven’t been told before, in ways that haven’t been tried. By journalism, I mean that what I do is serious and rigorous, even though I try not to take myself too seriously.
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A little on where I’m coming from: I grew up in New York and studied literature at Cornell University. For several years, I taught English abroad and traveled – in Spain first, then in Ecuador and Argentina. Later, I earned a master’s in journalism and filed feature stories for daily newspapers in North Carolina. Then, I began to travel and write as a career, beginning at the southern tip of South America and working my way up to Canada. Along the way, I trained in digital photography and video. I often shoot for my stories, and the photos featured on the site are my own.