Photojournalism


 Team Japan celebrates their victory over Cuba in the inagural World Baseball Classic. 

Team Japan celebrates their victory over Cuba in the inagural World Baseball Classic. 

 A young Guatemalan girl soaks in the sights at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The lake is surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and is flanked by a scattering of indigenous Mayan communities, which makes it one of the most authentically rich and visually stunning attractions in the entire country.     

A young Guatemalan girl soaks in the sights at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The lake is surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and is flanked by a scattering of indigenous Mayan communities, which makes it one of the most authentically rich and visually stunning attractions in the entire country.     

 New York City - the place that never sleeps

New York City - the place that never sleeps

 A man plays a melancholic, yet heart-touching tune in a tribute to the fallen at the site of Ground Zero in New York City.

A man plays a melancholic, yet heart-touching tune in a tribute to the fallen at the site of Ground Zero in New York City.

 Haitian workers take a break from a long day of labor in the sugar cane fields in eastern Dominican Republic. These "cane cutters" are often hired to work during the harvest season (December to June). Many Haitians leave their homeland and come to DR looking for employment and better life opportunities. Far from finding ideal labor conditions and fair pay for a hard day's work, they often find themselves being exploited by landowners who know that they will work for next to nothing just to be able to feed themselves, as the average pay in DR is $11 per day, about 5x as much as it is in their native Haiti.

Haitian workers take a break from a long day of labor in the sugar cane fields in eastern Dominican Republic. These "cane cutters" are often hired to work during the harvest season (December to June). Many Haitians leave their homeland and come to DR looking for employment and better life opportunities. Far from finding ideal labor conditions and fair pay for a hard day's work, they often find themselves being exploited by landowners who know that they will work for next to nothing just to be able to feed themselves, as the average pay in DR is $11 per day, about 5x as much as it is in their native Haiti.

 Men carry a religious altar through the streets of Antigua, Guatemala during Semana Santa (Holy Week). These Easter processions are among the most vibrant and visually hypnotizing displays of culture, tradition and dedication that you will find anywhere throughout Latin America.  

Men carry a religious altar through the streets of Antigua, Guatemala during Semana Santa (Holy Week). These Easter processions are among the most vibrant and visually hypnotizing displays of culture, tradition and dedication that you will find anywhere throughout Latin America.  

 Flying over the Amazon Rainforest is an experience that will leave you in sheer awe, and will inspire you to better understand and appreciate the importance of this critical Earth ecosystem. Housing over 16,000 different tree species and over 40.000 plant species, the Amazon is the terrestrial "lungs of our planet". It produces 20% of Earth's oxygen while absorbing and storing more carbon dioxide than any other terrestrial ecosystem on our planet. It is home to over 10% of all Earth's known species and 25% of the world's medicinal plants, while producing 25% of the planet's fresh river water. While deforestation in 2012 had been slowed to its lowest point in 25 years due to spirited conservation efforts, it has been on the rise again in recent years, with 2016 seeing a 75% increase in Amazon deforestation from its 2012 level. Overall, more than 20% of the Amazon Rainforest has been destroyed.  

Flying over the Amazon Rainforest is an experience that will leave you in sheer awe, and will inspire you to better understand and appreciate the importance of this critical Earth ecosystem. Housing over 16,000 different tree species and over 40.000 plant species, the Amazon is the terrestrial "lungs of our planet". It produces 20% of Earth's oxygen while absorbing and storing more carbon dioxide than any other terrestrial ecosystem on our planet. It is home to over 10% of all Earth's known species and 25% of the world's medicinal plants, while producing 25% of the planet's fresh river water. While deforestation in 2012 had been slowed to its lowest point in 25 years due to spirited conservation efforts, it has been on the rise again in recent years, with 2016 seeing a 75% increase in Amazon deforestation from its 2012 level. Overall, more than 20% of the Amazon Rainforest has been destroyed.  

 Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto pose for some shots at the press conference to promote their Junior Middleweight championship bout in Las Vegas.  

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto pose for some shots at the press conference to promote their Junior Middleweight championship bout in Las Vegas.  

 Fred Couples celebrates his victory at the 2014 Toshiba Classic Tournament in Newport Beach, CA. Couples, a perennial favorite at the tournament, picked up his 10th Champions Tour title. This was his second victory at Toshiba. 

Fred Couples celebrates his victory at the 2014 Toshiba Classic Tournament in Newport Beach, CA. Couples, a perennial favorite at the tournament, picked up his 10th Champions Tour title. This was his second victory at Toshiba. 

 A woman takes a Sunday stroll through the colonial streets of Mérida, Mexico. On any given day here, you can encounter a living, breathing canvas of eye-pleasing color contrasts, old world architecture and traditional Mayan customs blending seamlessly with a festive and ever-casually buzzing modern-day city life...a sensory collective that is undoubtedly enhanced by the savory scent of salbutes and panuches on every street corner.

A woman takes a Sunday stroll through the colonial streets of Mérida, Mexico. On any given day here, you can encounter a living, breathing canvas of eye-pleasing color contrasts, old world architecture and traditional Mayan customs blending seamlessly with a festive and ever-casually buzzing modern-day city life...a sensory collective that is undoubtedly enhanced by the savory scent of salbutes and panuches on every street corner.

 Kuna children from the Comarca Kuna Yala in Panama's Caribbean region. The Kuna are one of the most fascinating indigenous peoples on the planet. They are highly independent, as they operate as an autonomous community apart from the Panamanian government. The islands which make up the archipelago are as remote as any you'll find in Central America. Though they have over 400 islands at their disposal, the Kuna choose to inhabit no more than a few dozen of them, which helps to preserve and reinforce their culture and community bonds.   

Kuna children from the Comarca Kuna Yala in Panama's Caribbean region. The Kuna are one of the most fascinating indigenous peoples on the planet. They are highly independent, as they operate as an autonomous community apart from the Panamanian government. The islands which make up the archipelago are as remote as any you'll find in Central America. Though they have over 400 islands at their disposal, the Kuna choose to inhabit no more than a few dozen of them, which helps to preserve and reinforce their culture and community bonds.