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
"TUCSON, Ariz. — On Oct. 3, 2012, Pima County's deputy chief medical examiner and two assistants peeled open a flat white vinyl body bag. The corpse inside was recovered in Cochise County, part of the hot Arizona desert lands also known as the Corridor of Death. According to the autopsy report, the 24-year-old man with … Continue reading “Border deaths: The last crossing of Tiger Martinez”
48 Hours Mystery on CBS | The January 18, 2014 hour-long CBS special "Perilous Journey" on TV news magazine 48 Hours is based, in part, on my book "Finding Fernanda." I'm on-camera in the program, along many of my sources, photos, and documents obtained in the U.S and in Guatemala. Watch the full show, streaming online, here: … Continue reading Perilous Journey
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 But the world of bricks and plywood he once knew has been replaced by a sea of brightly colored … Continue reading Tijuana’s ‘tent city’ shelters deported immigrants | PHOTOS
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
Last month, I had the honor of photographing Adela Navarro Bello, editor of Tijuana's investigative weekly Zeta. This year, Bello is included in the Daily Beast/ Newsweek's list of "150 Women who Shake the World." You can read all about her here, here, or here. I was starstruck while shooting. Wanna know why? Just watch this short … Continue reading Adela Navarro Bello for Newsweek
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
Photo + essay + multimedia from this Sunday's New York Times!
This week I got an "official invitation" from the PDN 30 folks, saying I've landed in a "select group of talented photographers for this first stage of the PDN '30' process." Which is mildly uplifting news, in the face of the incorrigible shape-shifting that continues to mark the current media landscape. There's some arterial bleeding happening, and it's going … Continue reading PDN 30 and Relentless Bleeding
Somehow, I find the return of Helen Thomas to the White House Press Corps strangely heartwarming. What's heartbreaking is the nasty running commentary on both MediaBistro and YouTube. Yeah, she's not exactly objective. But given the lackadaisical state of the White House press corps, is that really detrimental?
Over the past week, I've been scrambling to learn as much as possible about the fine art of FOIA'ing- that is, requesting access to government documents via Freedom of Information Act requests. Oddly enough, today it's leading me to crunch numbers. The director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting, Sheila Coronel, emailed a link … Continue reading The Art of the FOIA, or, an Art Student Tries Math
Spent the day at Reuters, not doing homework as usual in my newly-claimed cubicle corner, but shooting CEO's and eating free croissants. Tasty combination... sort of.
From the September/October 2008 issue...
Retired tennis star turned author Billie Jean King speaks during a signing for her new book. Shot for Retna.
Tear from the Times today is here!
From their July 7-14th issue...
In the latest issue of Curve magazine, I have an essay about my first greasecar experience, a honeymoon of an affair with my old veggie car Rosie... Or, click here to read the full article, and avoid the eye strain.
Also, here's a story called "Third Time's a Charm" that Reuters put together with photos I shot last week. Click here to check it out. Here's some of my stuff that they've packaged from the past few days of weddings: Multimedia page Story with photos UPDATE: And yet another link, in which Bidar (the Bisexual Writer's … Continue reading Reuters Multimedia Pieces: Gay Marriage
The Reuters package of my photos is here! Congrats to everyone who got hitched!
And begin it did, with me having some crap luck for once and getting stuck in a really bad spot for the historic wedding of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. Damn. Yep, the wedding cake was exactly in front of Del's head. Let's just say that the picture desk editors in Singapore spiked all but … Continue reading Let the Gay Marriage Chaos begin!
The lead photo in Random Notes, in Rolling Stone- the current newsstand issue. Also check out my lady wrestlers in the "End Notes" section of the latest issue of Make/Shift magazine!
Way too tired to post, but you can check out my work here: Pope related pictures from April 18th, 19th, and 20th Or there's pics on Time Magazine online, in their slideshow. Or, on the front page of the Boston Globe's website. Or here, at Redux Pictures. Yawn! So in lieu of my own photos, here's a … Continue reading Yankee Stadium as Popeland, Day #3
The entrance... Where does he get those shoes? Not to mention the lacy underpinnings?
Actually, it's when Christian musical acts perform for bunch of nuns, seminarians, students from Catholic high schools and universities, and the Pope himself. An excited nun. One of the singers from Christian super-group Toby Mac. The Pope arrives backstage. A devout kid gets to meet him onstage. Kelly Clarkson performs "Ave Maria" for the Pope. … Continue reading what’s a “papal youth rally”?
So after flying from SF to NYC last night, I got to St. Joseph's Seminary this morning (big love to my lovely friend Bex, who let me borrow her car for the Brooklyn-to-Yonkers commute). The client I'm working for, a fantastic producer and total smart ass, had me work a 13 hour day shooting soundchecks … Continue reading Preparing for the Pope
Here's the weird shot of the day.. apparently this guy didn't wanna slap hands. And here's my new friend Chris, who was shooting next to me and kindly put up with incessant questions about the game, his favorite players, and everything else. Here's a sequence of Larue, who plays for the Cardinals, trying to bunt … Continue reading yep, again, the giants
The crowd goes crazy as PATD starts to play. Last night I shot Panic at the Disco for Rolling Stone. The show was at the Warfield, which is San Francisco's answer to Webster Hall, I guess. The band is made up of 19 year olds, so the crowd seemed about 98% female, and about 50% … Continue reading King of the Emo Teenyboppers
I'm sure most of you know about the torch snafu here in SF today. It was a little chaotic- I feel pretty good about my own coverage though. Here's one of my photos which is currently on the front page of the global Reuters site. Starting at 8 this morning, I ran around on foot … Continue reading SF and the Olympic Torch
Today it was announced that Reuters photographer Adrees Latif won a Pulitzer for his image of the death of Kenji Nagai, a Japanese videographer. You can read the backstory behind the shot here, on the Reuters photo blog. What's missing to me in the blog post is info about Nagai himself, shown here in a handout image … Continue reading Death, Race and Pulitzers
What is it about baseball? I shot the Boston v. Oakland game tonight, and there was something I found a lot more compelling about the game than hockey. Maybe it was my mindset: instead of thinking about shooting wire images, I was completely enthused by the darker aspects of competition, and the accompanying emotions that … Continue reading Baseball
This weekend I worked on a written piece, which was a humorous reflection on various entertainment assignments I used to cover for Reuters and Retna while I still lived in New York. It got me thinking about my outtakes, wondering about the bad photographs I've taken that are the opposite of a good red carpet … Continue reading Red Carpet Reflections
The number of U.S. soldiers to die in Iraq has reached 4,000, the U.S. military said on Monday, just days after the fifth anniversary of a war that President George W. Bush says the United States is on track to win. More photos on from the San Francisco vigil are on the Reuters website- including one … Continue reading 4,000 US Troops Killed
San Francisco does Easter in style with the annual Hunky Jesus competition, put on by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Check out my photos in the Reuter's anti-war demonstrations slideshow for today.
To be totally honest, yes, I find it inexorably tiring attempting to understand how the public is so consumed with grown men batting pucks and balls around. Tonight's game was the second I've ever been to, and one good fight broke out. Gloves went flying, helmets were chucked, and it got so dirty that the … Continue reading Hockey, once more
Reuters, in collaboration with MediaStorm, has put together a multimedia piece about their Iraq coverage over the past five years. Definitely check it out here. I'm working from home today, editing audio for three radio pieces I have to get done. One is about New York's Joint Terrorism Task Force post-Times Square bombing, one is a … Continue reading 5 Years of Iraq
On the front page of Reuters' international site- that is, http://www.reuters.com- you can see the first story I've ever reported AND photographed. It's called "When Strippers Take Over the Club," and it's a feature on San Francisco's worker-owned, collectively-run peepshow, the Lusty Lady. If you can't find it, here is the direct link to the story. The … Continue reading The Lusty Lady
Well, the one photo that was filed from the game actually got some play!I was shocked. Anyway, I'll be shooting more hockey after I get from New York- it's actually kind of fun, despite my general apathy towards sports and sport photography.These are my favorite images, the kind that are awkward and different.
This is a "Nap Pod," where tired Google employees can go, sit, and sleep in a controlled environment which blocks out all light and sound.The whole story is here, scroll down to "Google at Work and At Play.