What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum?

The Atlantic Monthly  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 desks, the other lined … Continue reading What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum?

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

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.

Online Media Legal Network

There's a brand new, pro-bono network "that connects qualifying online journalism ventures and digital media creators with lawyers willing to provide legal services on a pro bono or reduced-fee basis. OMLN supports promising ventures and innovative thinkers in online and digital media by providing access to legal help that would otherwise be unavailable." It's the Online … Continue reading Online Media Legal Network

FOIA’ing the FBI

Well, today I'm getting my FOIA requests in order, one of which is being sent to the FBI. They're the government agency crowned with George Washington University's National Security Archive's "Rosemary Awards" this past March for “outstandingly bad responsiveness to the public that flouts the letter and spirit of the Freedom of Information Act” (FOIA).  The … Continue reading FOIA’ing the FBI