For this story, featured in Frontier Myanmar, I accompanies a disabled gentlemen on his morning commute in order to have a small glimpse into the daily struggles that members of the disabled community face when navigating the streets of Yangon.
Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of working with (and finally meeting) Ellen McCarthy of The Washington Post. My photography had been featured alongside McCarthy's work in the Post before, so finally meeting the woman behind the words was a true pleasure.
My photos ran alongside her story about death doulas in The Washington Post.
One of my latest assignments for The Washington Post hit stands today, this time in the Kids Post (which, by the way, is a section I've been reading since I can remember).
The story took me to Ketcham Elementary in Anacostia.
The school was working with REAL School Gardens, an organization that seeks to use gardening as an educational tool. The day's volunteers, staffers and students gathered to get to work building beds, digging in the dirt, and planting various herbs, vegetables and flowers.
On the other side of the field children were painting rocks that would be used as decorations from the gardens. I found a few dabs of purple paint on my camera bag later that night.
I continue to be incredible grateful for the hard work and patience that Photo Editor Nicole Crowder has with me. Her guidance, kindness and questions help me learn something new every shoot.
Last night I had the immense pleasure of working for The Baltimore Sun, covering the Maryland Senate primary. In particular I was assigned to cover Donna Edwards, who hoped to become the second African-American female to be elected to the Senate.
Edwards hoped to become the second African-American woman to be elected to the Senate. Though there were several candidates, Edwards was primarily running against Chris Van Hollen.
Polls were extended until 9 p.m. due to some stations having a late start. AP called the race shortly before 10 p.m., claiming Van Hollen as the victor. Staffers, volunteers and supporters began to gather for Edwards's concession speech.
Edwards's speech called for lawmakers to be more inclusive of different races, gender and economic classes. At times, the crowd would cheer for so long she would have to pause and restart her sentence.
The story that John Fritze wrote for The Baltimore Sun can be found here (update: some of my work can also be found here). More tweets, photos and updates can be found on my twitter feed, as well as The Baltimore Sun's feed.
A few thank yous go to John Fritze, Christopher Assaf, Sandra Banisky and the rest of the Sun staff for working with me. I had a wonderful time covering this race, and look forward to seeing continued coverage of the Maryland races.
For the past several months I've had the pleasure of working with local botanical perfume maker Susannah Compton as she continues to build her brand, Florescent. I simply adore working with her not only for her fun attitude and style, but because the whole studio smells simply stunning after we're through with our shoots.
For this shoot, we wanted to concentrate more on making sure that Susannah's presence was felt in the photographs. After all, without her the brand wouldn't exist.
I look forward to the next shoot I have with Susannah, and can't wait to see her product on more shelves around town.