From Wednesday, June 22 through July 31, 2016, my work focusing on LGBT Catholics in Baltimore, a seven-part video series, will be on exhibit at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). The exhibition showcases artwork by the seven finalists competing for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, a $25,000 fellowship given each year to a visual artist living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Artscape, America's largest free art festival, and is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Below are a few photos detailing my exhibit installation, and here is the official press release.
Recently, I returned from a three-week trip to Vietnam – a journey that covered approximately 1,300 miles throughout the country. Starting in Hanoi, then moving onward to Cat Ba Island, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Hue, Lang Co, Hoi An, My Son, Dalat, Mui Ne and Ho Chi Minh, as well as other small villages en route. It was a fascinating glimpse into everyday life, wondrous landscapes, captivating history and plentiful food…. Ah, the food! Here are some images captured along the way.
In September, I attended the Missouri Photo Workshop (MPW). For 67 consecutive years, MPW has been documenting small-town America throughout the state of Missouri. This year, MPW came to Perryville, and I was accepted as a student. During one week, we are tasked to find a narrative story and photograph it. It starts with an introduction. Then ask. Dig. Ask again, dig some more. Students are taught by faculty who include accomplished editors, professors and photojournalists. Those faculty push us to really understand the people we photograph and the stories in front of the lens. Below is the story that I made.
STORY SUMMARY – “Recipe for Friendship” – Brothers Paul and Joe Hoeckele, born 20 months apart, are not only third-generation owners of Hoeckele’s Bakery, but they are also best friends and neighbors. Described as “independent individuals who live a simple life,” they understand the necessary ingredients to sustain a friendship and business that last a lifetime.
California Love! Recently, my girlfriend and I took a road trip throughout America’s most populous state. We started and ended in Los Angeles, and over a two-week period, we covered some serious and fun ground. Our stops along the way were: L.A., San Simeon, Big Sur (via the Pacific Coast Highway), Carmel, Monterey, San Francisco, Napa, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Bodie, Yosemite, and then back to L.A. What a ride! We drove about 1,600 miles and witnessed some amazing sites. Here are a few images that recap the journey.
When the annual Eddie Adams Workshop approaches, one can feel the excitement and anticipation in the creative photo community. That’s because, for four intense days, 100 talented student photographers from around the world and about 150 industry professionals converge on a beautiful farm in Jeffersonville, New York. The students are selected based on portfolios submitted through an application process. And the teachers come from all over the world to inspire, educate and mentor the next generation of visual storytellers. Here are a few images from the experience - this time as a volunteer.