Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

the school opening in Las Minitas

Lecture April 20: The power of everyday people

On April 20, in honor of Earth Week Activism Day, I will be speaking about the school we built my Friends Project grassroots effort and the ability we all have to make an impact. Join us at the State University of New York, Bailey 203, starting at 2…

Breaking news: High school scholarships underway

Thanks to a generous contribution, our four teens in Las Minitas, Nicaragua, are finishing their high school educations ... Each of the four students will receive a $35 scholarship — enough to cover supplies and books needed to attend. The families…

members of Cora dance jump off a wall

Life in Red Hook: Take matters into your own hands

Today I photographed a six-block radius of the industrial area of Red Hook, Brooklyn, for an assignment. There was not much planned, and not a lot of pedestrians, but we wanted to show the spirit of the place. So I took matters into my own hands.…

Kirkujefell, Iceland, at dusk

Dusk at Kirkujefell, Iceland

Kirkujefell, Iceland, as night takes over, and the first stars sparkle. It was snowing and windy, and cloudy, just a few minutes before this was taken. We waited. Weather can change so quickly in Iceland. We had a good half hour of clear sky, and…

Dancing light: Northern Iceland

Somewhere south of the northern-most city in Iceland, Myvarten lake takes visitors past small farms, rock formations and the famous Dimmu Borgir. The Dimmu Borgir are unusually shaped ancient lava fields that remind people of the ruins of an ancient…