Sponsorships have helped me build and sustain my career and photographic projects. With the arrival of crowd funding and microdonations, art supporters no longer have to be wealthy to get involved in backing a project.
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.
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.
My Blue Sky Days drone project was awarded a fellowship grant from the Aaron Siskind Foundation. Determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges, recipients are chosen on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. In 2014, five photographers were awarded the grant out of 1,187 applicants. The other… read more.