WWII Veteran, Clarence Smoker is known as the “Hero of Cologne” from the documented fight where his Pershing tank destroyed a German Panther tank. His story is featured in a book called “Spearhead.” Clarence came to Washington, D.C. thinking he was signing copies of the book. Little did he know, that the U.S. Army would away him a Bronze Star in a surprise ceremony almost 75 years after the original battle.
Thousands of years ago, Egyptians built structures that have mostly stood the test of time. For history, culture and antiquity lovers, traveling through Egypt is an absolute dream. For two weeks this year, I had the privilege of leading an expedition and photographing the sights. Here are a few images that I made along the way.
On November 11, 2018, Washington National Cathedral held an interfaith worship service to remember the sacrifices of 4.7 million Americans who served in World War I and honor the role of the U.S. Military. On that same day, a separate tribute was held at Pershing Park in Washington, D.C. to honor the soldiers who fought in World War I and provide a “first look” at the new World War I Memorial. The published story is here.
Yoko K. Sen is a sound alchemist and the founder of Sen Sound. After spending significant time in the hospital due to illness, where she was bombarded constantly with sounds, beeps and noise, she has embarked on a mission to redesign the soundscape that patients experience in the hospital. STAT News did this story on her and asked me to make portraits of Yoko and capture her creative process.
Almost 200 years ago, engineers built The Caledonian Canal, a man-made canal that connects five natural lakes and spans Scotland from Inverness (in the east), to Corpach (in the west). Sailing the canal offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Scottish Highlands. And on the west coast, the mouth of the canal offers access to some of the the Inner Hebridean Islands. For three weeks, I traveled on a small ship, Lord of the Glens, and traversed this area to explore the landscape, culture and history. Our journey ultimately ended in Edinburgh with a chance to see its amazing architecture and witness the annual Military Tattoo. Here are a few images that I made along the way.