U.S. News and World Report ROSARITO, Mexico — At the sprawling beachfront Las Rocas Resort and Spa in the Mexican state of Baja California, the restaurant El Mesón serves up American-style pizza and Mexican seafood accompanied by a breathtaking view of the Pacific. To drum up more business, the restaurant is running a new campaign … Continue reading America’s Renegade Retirees
For the past six years, Karen has lived in Missouri with her adoptive parents. But a Guatemalan couple are convinced the child is their kidnapped daughter, Anyelí. It’s unclear how the two-year-old broke her femur, Dr. Napoleon Castillo Molinedo told me. The Guatemalan pediatrician regularly saw the child, identified as “Karen Abigail Lopéz García” in … Continue reading The Limits of Jurisdiction
Toman anticonceptivos para no quedar embarazadas si son violadas camino a Estados Unidos. Alrededor del 80% de las migrantes que atraviesan México son violadas durante el recorrido. Sus testimonios aquí. "Cuerpomático" produced for Univision's Aquí y Ahora
For TakePart.com | Earlier this year, a 13-year-old boy was taken into U.S. Customs and Border Patrol custody in Hidalgo, Tex., separated from his sister, and placed in a holding cell among adult men for three days. According to a complaint filed in June by the ACLU in conjunction with four other nonprofits, two adults in the cell … Continue reading Read These Kids’ Horrifying Tales of Abuse in U.S. Detention Facilities
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 But the world of bricks and plywood he once knew has been replaced by a sea of brightly colored … Continue reading Tijuana’s ‘tent city’ shelters deported immigrants | PHOTOS
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," 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
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
You can watch the segment, which is about 7 minutes long, here: "Amor Sin Fronteras."
There's a profile of photographer Camille Seaman that I wrote in the December 2012 issue of O Magazine. They also featured me and interviewed me as a contributor,
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
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/
The Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia traveled around Mexico and the United States in the name of peace against the Mexican drug cartels. He was joined by hundreds of Mexicans who have lost loved ones due to the violence. This is their story, in English. Directed and Produced by Erin Siegal Filmed by Erin … Continue reading VIDEO: Caravana Por La Paz Comes To The U.S.
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)
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
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
BoingBoing | http://boingboing.net/2012/03/08/los-galgos-guapos-the-hands.html Meet U.F.O, a portrait taken on her retirement day.
A few outtakes from my latest assignment for BusinessWeek. My images will accompany a story on the business of civil war reenactments. These shots are from an annual reenactment in San Francisco, which takes place in under the Golden Gate Bridge at Fort Point.
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!
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
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So I heard about a protest happening just minutes away from my block in Oakland for Earth Day, and decided to check it out. Click here to read my blog post for the New York Times Bay Area Blog!
The accompanying article is here. And here's an outtake!
The article is here.
Finally, I'm finished with grad school and back to work! My first assignment back in the photo world was for the New York Times last month. I met NYT reporter Jim Dao in Santa Clara, California, to work on a piece about Vietnam veterans from the 11th Armored Cavalry's Alpha Troop. Alpha Troop was awarded the … Continue reading Latest Tear: New York Times
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
Kinda sad, but my latest tear is on now-defunct Portfolio magazine's website.
The Daily Beast profiled the new American Youth book today on their site, including two of my images, of Star and Maura. Check out the full gallery here!
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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
Latest tear accompanies the cover story of this week's Newsweek, on gay marriage. My picture is the top right corner, a couple who were married (legally, that is!) at San Francisco's City Hall last spring, on the first morning the state officially sanctioned it. It's funny seeing the other photos in the layout, as most of … Continue reading Latest Tear: Newsweek
My latest tear is in Curve Magazine, and it's a written piece about what it was like to kick off my career as a photojournalist by having to shoot dreaded entertainment assignments in NYC... and yep, the lovely red carpet photos are mine, too.
Photo + essay + multimedia from this Sunday's New York Times!
More in the U.K. Guardian or in Le Monde! Supporters react as they watch US President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) give his victory speech on television in Harlem, New York, November 5, 2008.