Protestors took control of Ukrainian House in the early morning of January 26. Now it’s used as a place of rest, as a library, as a place where people can watch movies and take part in talks. To view a piece I made for CTV’s Kevin Newman Live on the life that is now happening in Ukrainian House CLICK HERE.
While in Kyiv, I got the chance to visit one of the five make-shift clinics set up on the Maidan to make this video for Maclean’s. Doctors are all volunteers, care and medication are free of charge. Many people are now afraid to go to state-run hospitals because of fear of being taken by police. These clinics have become a safe-place for them to go. To read Katie Engelhart’s story CLICK HERE.
I recently did a video piece for Maclean’s magazine with reporter Katie Engelhart. We wanted to look at the life of one of the guards of the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street. To view the video and story CLICK HERE.
I love wandering the Maidan and finding moments like this. A church service on a Sunday by a window in a stairwell. It was in one of the buildings where people have found space to sleep. It was so beautiful as people passing by came and stayed and the mass grew and grew.
It’s been over a month since I landed in Ukraine and I can’t believe where the time has gone. I started my trip in Eastern Ukraine assisting a filmmaker and then found myself in Kyiv when the protests erupted against President Victor Yanykovich backing out of signing an agreement with the EU. It’s been an ever-evolving story since. Here is a piece I recently did for CTV’s Kevin Newman Live. I wanted to show the growing sense of community among the people of the Maidan, many who are living here for weeks now.
My first story for Wondereur is now published on their site. I had the pleasure to get to know artist Val Magarian and document a day in her life. Much of her paintings are inspired by the places she lived in decades ago like the Utah desert or Guatemala.
The publication is available as an app for both iPhones and iPads. Or you can check it out online by clicking HERE.
I had the chance to participate in the Missouri Photo Workshop in September. After an incredible week, we presented the stories with prints in the local high school. Please take the time to look at the stories researched and photographed by 44 photographers by clicking HERE. To see my work click HERE.
The workshop was also featured on National Geographic Magazine’s blog HERE and HERE.