Sponsors have helped me with some of my most ambitious projects, in-depth works that require lengthy research and ample time on location. Other sponsors have provided me with quality image making tools. Over the past twenty years, my career has been sustained by a combination publications, grants and a growing community of generous project backers.
I've run two successful crowd funding campaigns to date. I made it a priority to actively engage my funding community and to give them unparalleled behind-the-scenes access. Feedback was extremely positive, and the second project was overfunded by 160%. Check back on this page for the next opportunity to get involved.
My Lines and Lineage series of photos about the missing photographic history of the American West was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Award. About the Award The Leica Oskar Barnack Award honors “professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form.”… read more.
Leica Akademie Masterclass – Choosing your photographic approach (version française en bas) 2-3 July 2019 Arles France Limited to 10 participants. Price 350 Euros Taught by Tomas van Houtryve This two-day workshop will help photographers find a unique artistic approach and apply it to their work. Through a combination of case studies, shooting sessions and editing, participants will cover… read more.
Leica Akademie Workshop – Developing a Personal Project Leica Store Milano Via Mengoni 4 20121 Milano Italy An in-depth personal project is often what it takes to transform a good photographer into a great one. Yet undertaking such a project can seem daunting. What are the required steps to start with an idea and build it into a… read more.
In October, 2018, I was selected by Leica as the ambassador for the minimalist M10-D camera. I started shooting with Leica M cameras in 1998, first with an analogue M6 and then switching to a digital M9 in 2009 so that I could transmit images quickly. Although going digital was convenient for my workflow, I soon missed the simple… read more.
I’m pleased to announced that I have been selected for an inaugural CatchLight Fellowship in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Below is the official announcement: More than 300 photographers from around the world applied for the first annual CatchLight Fellowship and three have been chosen for their exceptional talent in visual storytelling for social engagement, innovative distribution of photography, creative… read more.
Leica’s M Magazine published my Mine Eats City series in their Spring 2016 issue. The series is about a city in danger of disappearing. High in the Andes mountains, a mine that once supplied the Spanish Crown with silver is now poisoning the 70,000 inhabitants of Cerro de Pasco, eating away at the very earth beneath their feet. An interview about the story which… read more.
Leica Akademie Workshop – Unlocking Inspiration July 18 – 19, 2015 Tuition: 300 Euros Maximum enrollment: 12 I’m teaming up with Leica Akademie Italy and the Cortona on the Move Festival to teach a workshop on how to reach your full potential by unlocking inspiration. The two-day session in Tuscany is limited to 12 people, and each participant… read more.
The Blue Sky Days project, which reveals a drone’s-eye view of America, recently received several top honors including: • ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism • World Press Photo, Second Prize Contemporary Issues • Photographic Museum of Humanity 2015 Grant, First Prize • Pictures of the Year International, Award of Excellence Issue Reporting • White House News Photographers Association, First Prize… read more.
Leica Akademie Workshop – Unlocking Inspiration Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2015 Tuition: 290 Euros Maximum enrollment: 10 I’m teaming up with Leica Akademie Italy to teach a workshop on how to reach your full potential by unlocking inspiration. The two-day session in Milan is limited to 10 people, and each participant will be given the opportunity to work… read more.