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Sam Rainsy Returns

Sam Rainsy Returns

Cambodian opposition party leader, Sam Rainsy returned to his country just a week ahead of the July 28 general elections after 4 years of self-imposed exile. A royal pardon granted him immunity from defamation charges drawn up against him in 2010. The election commission refused to allow him to vote or run for election, however. […]


CCPC Lecture

CCPC Lecture

It was a great honour to be invited as the keynote speaker at the Canon Cambodia Photography Club (CCPC) gathering in Phnom Penh this March. There was a full house for my lecture Photography as a Tool of Influence, during which we explored some of the ways in which the photographic image can have an […]


My Photo Nominated for Photography Masters Cup

My Photo Nominated for Photography Masters Cup

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER ANNE HOLMES FROM FRANCE LOS ANGELES February 20, 2013 – Professional photographer Anne Holmes of France was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Americana at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended […]


Angkor Photo Festival Canon Workshop 2012

Angkor Photo Festival Canon Workshop 2012

It’s official! I’m heading back to Cambodia to lead this year’s Canon-sponsored workshop during the 8th edition of Angkor Photo Festival. This will be my second year teaching there, and I am really excited to meet my new students. Last year was a blast, and it has been a great pleasure to watch everyone’s work […]


Running for Change

Running for Change

I regularly freelance for the non-profit organisation Room to Read, a literacy and gender-equality program operating in developing nations in Asia and Africa. In roughly ten years, Room to Read has built 1,556 schools, opened 13,152 libraries and distributed 11.5 million books. Their programs have benefitted 6.7 million children to date, and the goal is to […]


American Writers Dan Fante, Willy Vlautin & Adam Langer in France

American Writers Dan Fante, Willy Vlautin & Adam Langer in France

American authors Dan Fante, Willy Vlautin et Adam Langer on tour in Besançon, France for the American literature festival. To learn more visit the official website.


Press Week Speech – War: The Image & Propaganda

Press Week Speech – War: The Image & Propaganda

On March 29 I was invited to give a speech at a high school in France just outside the city of Besançon, where I reside. It was press week and I was given carte blanche to address the subject of war photography. Well, never a war without propaganda, I thought. After showing a hundred 15-year olds […]


APF Canon Workshop Update

APF Canon Workshop Update

In November 2011 I had the great privilege to lead the new Angkor Photo Festival workshop sponsored by Canon. I spent two days with a group of emerging photographers who were selected for the workshop by Canon’s representatives in Phnom Penh. The 7 students were winners of a photo contest conducted in the capital city. We […]


Angkor Photo Festival Canon Workshop

Angkor Photo Festival Canon Workshop

It is with great pleasure that I announce my invitation to teach a new workshop sponsored by Canon at the 2011 Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia on November 20 and 21. Canon has organised a nine-category contest called Photo Marathon for budding Cambodian photographers, and the winners of each category will come to […]


Photo Editing Workshop for Beginners

Photo Editing Workshop for Beginners

Saturday May 21 I will be leading a basic editing tools workshop for beginners at Le Café des Pratiques in Besançon, France. Details are available on their Facebook page.


Meet the Photographer Projection

Meet the Photographer Projection

Friday May 20, 2012 I will be showing my work at Le Café des Pratiques in Besançon, France. I will be talking about how I came to photojournalism, experiences in the field and working methods. The event is free and more details are available on their Facebook page.


Update on the Book

Update on the Book

Here is a sneak preview of a dozen spreads from my book Color Me Night: Color Me Night was born of four years of travel across four continents. From the U.S. to Europe to Thailand, China, Japan, India, Iran, Kenya, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the border between Sudan and Chad, I covered conflict and environmental issues […]


General Strike in France

General Strike in France

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The Kurdish Question

The Kurdish Question

In November 2008, I launched a long-term documentary project on the Kurds. A selection of images is now available, and interested parties may view the entire archive by requesting a password via email at info[at]thelightbox.net.


The Ilisu Dam Project

The Ilisu Dam Project

Turkey has plans to build a massive dam on the Tigris river that would displace an estimated 55,000 people, submerge a 10,000-year old city, and could reduce water flow to neighboring Iraq and Syria by approximately 50%. Water disputes have troubled relations between the riparian countries for years. Existing Turkish dams on the Euphrates have […]


Color Me Night

Color Me Night

I am in the process of putting together a book born of several years of travel, in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. It’s a collection of images, words, memories, and rewritten glories; moments lived under the cover of night, when the world goes to sleep, and another one awakens. The texts are a […]


It’s Our Time to Eat

It’s Our Time to Eat

The Kenyan Crisis Revisited Two years after the post-election violence rocked Kenya, I went searching back through my archives and discovered a black and white series which has a more documentary approach to the subject matter. I spent three months covering events in Kenya on a daily basis starting in January 2008. Most of my […]