America’s Renegade Retirees

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

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What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum?

The Atlantic Monthly | November 23, 2015 Dozens of schools around the U.S. are opting to ditch the traditional school structure altogether to motivate teens in new ways—and it seems to be working. by Erin Siegal McIntyre Nothing in particular stands out about the two adjoining rooms at South Burlington High School, one littered with … Continue reading What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum?

The Limits of Jurisdiction

Guernica Magazine | December 1, 2014 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 his office records, for check-up appointments and vaccinations. Firing up a weary PC, the doctor retrieved Karen’s old records, printing out … Continue reading The Limits of Jurisdiction

Not All Kids Are Equal: Central American Kids Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get The Boot

Fusion.net | "Not All Kids Are Equal: Central American Kids Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get The Boot" When I meet Kevin* inside a Tijuana shelter, he stares straight into my eyes and asks me an urgent question. Can you pass me over there? He’s slender, 16, and the words fall from his mouth without pause. He’s been here on … Continue reading Not All Kids Are Equal: Central American Kids Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get The Boot

Read These Kids’ Horrifying Tales of Abuse in U.S. Detention Facilities

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

“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

Latest Clip: Playboy Magazine (Feature + Photos)

        For Playboy Magazine, "Deported Warriors," co-byline with Luis Alberto Urrea | Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Big Pac-Man still tucks his trousers into his high black jump boots. He learned to do this at jump school in the Army. He posts photos of jumps on Facebook—high up, looking down on paratroopers as they drop, Fort Bragg tiny … Continue reading Latest Clip: Playboy Magazine (Feature + Photos)

LATEST CLIP: Cover Story, Christian Science Monitor

To some, steering a big yellow bus along the same city route day after day isn't a highly attractive career. But for Angelica Dimas, who illegally crossed the border into the United States from her native Tijuana, Mexico, in 1981, the opportunity to work as a bus driver in San Diego was a dream realized. "I was so excited, so happy," … Continue reading LATEST CLIP: Cover Story, Christian Science Monitor

Up, up, and away!

I'm speechless. After just six days- six!!- of my book being listed on Kickstarter, I've reached my target funding goal of $3,000. As of today, a grand total of fifty-five people have chipped in, contributing anything from five to five hundred dollars. I really didn't expect everything to happen so fast, but because it did, … Continue reading Up, up, and away!

Haiti: Photographer Roll Call

Q. How many photographers does it take to cover an earthquake? A. Too many for me to count accurately... But here's a stab at a roll call, gleaned from clips and discussions on Lightstalkers and various photo agency blogs... Michael Appleton, NYT, Ozier Mohammed, NYT, Damon Winters, NYT, Ruth Fremson, NYT, Fred Conrad, NYT, Tim Fadek, TIME magazine, Keith Marlowe, LIFE, Jim … Continue reading Haiti: Photographer Roll Call

Chilenizacion de la Fotografia

What might be my last art crush of 2009: The beautiful "Chilenization of Photography" blog. by Fernando Melo, from his collection "Concepción fotográfica" (Photographic Conception) by Rosario Montero Prieto, from the gorgeous series "Habitaciones Paranoicas" (Paranoid Rooms) by Marco Fredes, from the series "Cuasimodos" (Quasimodos, a central Chilean religious celebration on the Sunday after Easter)

It’s Official: I’ve been Redux’ed

Yup, it's true: I'm a Redux contributor! For almost four years, I've been working towards becoming an official contributor, instead of just one of the many photographers who sells stock through the agency. The confidence and faith of both founder Marcel Saba and agent Jasmine DeFoore has been wonderfully inspiring and encouraging.

Self-imposed Isolation: Gualala Writing Retreat

So I'm off into the relative wilderness (ok, so that's a stretch, but there's no cell service!) of Gualala, California for awhile, with the goal of whipping 80 pages of writing into decent shape. Gualala is in Mendocino county,three hours north of the Bay Area. Here's where I'll be in lockdown: Unfortunately, here's what's outside: … Continue reading Self-imposed Isolation: Gualala Writing Retreat