“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

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

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)

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