The End of the World

The End of the World

Peace must be worked for. It isn’t easy. Nobody ever said it was. I have seen this. The world won’t end tomorrow, and many of us in the world have to continue the long and painful process of finding peace and justice. It is work, but it is worthwhile. This...
Background to ENEMIES

Background to ENEMIES

While I am putting together new works from my Kashmir trip, I thought you all might like to see the project that was probably the genesis of ENEMIES.  The Fallen Leaves Project was inspired by casualties coming out of Iraq. There are two sets of works here....
Leaders in a Harsh Paradise

Leaders in a Harsh Paradise

Kashmir rushed upon us like a charging animal. In other conflict zones I have gone in quietly and with subtle diplomacy in order to find people to photograph. In Rwanda, where it is illegal to ask peoples’ ethnicity, it took me three months of emails and phone...
Fire, Sorrow and Caution

Fire, Sorrow and Caution

Again I have been holding off on posting about Kashmir, because the situation here has been a bit uncertain. After the burning down of the Dastageer Sahab shrine, tensions went up a bit as all of Kashmir was closed down for nearly five days. Because of the sensitivity...
Kashmir

Kashmir

So, here we are in Kashmir. I needed to wait and feel things out before blogging about this very complicated conflict. The first thing I will say is that the situation here is much more than we hear about in the west. This is not a simple two-sided conflict. There are...