Tijuana’s ‘tent city’ shelters deported immigrants | PHOTOS

Written by Michelle García, photographs by Erin Siegal McIntyre.  TIJUANA, Mexico — There was a time when Javier Reyes conferred with architects about building plans, when a day's work meant constructing new homes for Californians near Bakersfield. But the world of bricks and plywood he once knew has been replaced by a sea of brightly colored … Continue reading Tijuana’s ‘tent city’ shelters deported immigrants | PHOTOS

Latest Clip: New York Times

I photographed Dr. Javier Lopez of Tijuana's Instituto de Medicina Regenerativa. The story, "Stem Cell Treatments Overtake Science," is by science writer Laura Beil. "Maggie Alejos arrived here in June from St. Anne, Ill., with her husband, her daughter and a cashier’s check for $13,500, payable to the Regenerative Medicine Institute. Rail-thin, with an oxygen tube … Continue reading Latest Clip: New York Times

“Immigration and assimilation: Finding a cultural foothold … in a gang” | Christian Science Monitor, July 7, 2013

"Immigration and assimilation: Finding a cultural foothold in a gang," by Erin Siegal McIntyre, from the July 7, 2013 cover story package on immigration for the Christian Science Monitor.  In 1979, at age 7, Alex Sanchez and his younger brother left El Salvador. They didn't want to immigrate to theUnited States, but they had no choice. Five years … Continue reading “Immigration and assimilation: Finding a cultural foothold … in a gang” | Christian Science Monitor, July 7, 2013

Million Dollar Makeover? Behind Baja’s New Image

In a hushed beige room at San Diego's Hotel Handlery, clusters of well-dressed American public relations executives mingled. The February luncheon — formally titled "How PR Shaped Baja California's Resurgence" — was an insider's look the inner workings of a highly regarded campaign. The pay-per-plate event, thrown by the Public Relations Society of America, paid tribute … Continue reading Million Dollar Makeover? Behind Baja’s New Image

VIDEO: City As Blender: Tijuana’s New Mix Of Music, Crowds, And Cultures

TIJUANA, Mexico — By 2009, Tijuana had become a shadow of its former self. Known for bars, clubs, and general debauchery, the city's nightlife had ground to a crushing halt. Drug violence scared away tourists, and even locals stayed indoors. Today, the city is emerging from hibernation. Reuben Torres is a producer with the Tijuana trio Los … Continue reading VIDEO: City As Blender: Tijuana’s New Mix Of Music, Crowds, And Cultures

VIDEO: U.S. Military Veterans, “Banished” to Tijuana

TIJUANA, Mexico — Hector Barajas lives in a rundown apartment in Rosarito, Mexico. His small living room is cluttered with makeshift items appropriated as furniture: upended 20-gallon bucket chairs, chipped TV dinner trays trying to stand alone on teetering bent legs. There's even a door-less broken fridge that serves as a bookshelf. Full story here: http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2012/nov/12/us-veterans-banished-mexico/

VIDEO: In Tijuana, Less Bullets, More Paintballs (ABC/ Univision)

In the stark, rolling hills that join Tijuana to the coastal port town of Rosarito, a battle is raging. A 15-year-old boy reloads his weapon behind the rusted hulk of an abandoned pick up truck. He signals his nearby comrade with gloved fingers, raises his head for one last look and then sprints ten long … Continue reading VIDEO: In Tijuana, Less Bullets, More Paintballs (ABC/ Univision)

Tear: Adela Bello Navarro in The Toronto Star

A new story by my friend and colleague Myles Estey is in today's edition of the Toronto Star newspaper. “The authorities of Baja California know who the drug dealers in the state are, but they have not detained them.” So reads the opening line of a feature story in Tijuana’s weekly newspaper, Zeta, which goes on … Continue reading Tear: Adela Bello Navarro in The Toronto Star

Finding Fernanda: Pictures from an Investigation

The New Yorker | Finding Fernanda: Pictures from an Investigation “Finding Fernanda,” the first book by the photojournalist and investigative reporter Erin Siegal, uncovers pervasive fraud in the international adoption industry, specifically between Guatemala and the U.S. It’s not a photo book, but photographs are central to its conception. The story began in December of 2007, when, … Continue reading Finding Fernanda: Pictures from an Investigation

Latest Tear: Businessweek

Last month, I photographer perfumist Yosh Han in her apartment studio in San Francisco, California. It was a blast! Yosh is really nice, and sent me home with a little sampler of a few of the scents she sells at department stores. Here's the clip, from Businessweek magazine!

Contributed Reporting: NYT cover story

BAXTER, Minn. — Beechestore and Rosecarline, two Haitian teenagers in the throes of puberty, were not supposed to be adopted. At the end of last year, American authorities denied the petition of a couple here, Marc and Teresa Stroot, to adopt the brother and sister after their biological father opposed relinquishing custody. Reluctantly, Mr. and … Continue reading Contributed Reporting: NYT cover story

United Nations General Assembly, 2009

I'm in NYC for the next two weeks, working as a United Nations staff photog for this year's General Assembly. It's mostly shooting images like this, but there's occasionally a little low-key differentiation. Personally, I'm having a blast taking pictures of the actual building itself, and various U.N. accoutrements. Yeah, I said it, accoutrements. Hey, … Continue reading United Nations General Assembly, 2009

American Youth Book

The website for the new Redux book launched today!  "American Youth", published worldwide by contrasto, will be in stores and available online May 2009. The book was edited with the help of Bill Black (Reader's Digest), Karen Frank (Conde Nast Portfolio), Jeanne Graves (BestLife), Armin Harris (Fortune), Katherine Harris (The Daily Beast), Jane Hwang (ABCNews.com), Michelle … Continue reading American Youth Book

Which Safeguards Protect Humans and the Environment in Hurricane-Prone Gulf Coast?

While I was in New Orleans, I reported a feature for Free Speech Radio News... Each time hurricanes like this year's Ike and Gustav hit the Gulf coast, the high number of petrochemical plants and refineries in the region pose grave environment risks. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated the inadequacies of many petrochemical facilities when million of … Continue reading Which Safeguards Protect Humans and the Environment in Hurricane-Prone Gulf Coast?