An Extra Hand in East Harlem

Since its founding in 1958 by the Little Sisters of the Assumption, LSA Family Health Services has woven itself into the fabric of upper Manhattan through providing food, clothing, healthcare, education and social services. A few months back, I spent a … Continued


Helping Hands in East Harlem

I recently shot photos for LSA Family Health Services, a non-profit in New York City working to improve the lives of East Harlem’s underprivileged residents. Since its founding in 1958 by the Little Sisters of the Assumption, the organization has woven … Continued


Portraits of Homelessness Overcome

A few weeks ago while shooting portraits for Homefirst, an organization in Plainsfield, NJ that works to keep families from becoming homeless and help homeless families find homes, I felt amazed and humbled at the kid’s perseverance. Homefirst transformed the … Continued


Tangled Up and Kathmandu

Tangles of wire crisscross the streets of Kathmandu like a canopy of Christmas-lights: wire strands, thick as basketballs or thin as a spaghetti noodles tremble in the Nepali breeze. Shops and people scurry about in this foothill town where layers … Continued


There’s No Place Like Home (First)

  More than 50,000 men, women, and children sleep in New York City’s homeless shelters each night (1). Circumstances may differ but the fact remains the same: with nowhere to go and no one to turn to, entire segments of … Continued


Helping Hands in Trike Town

  Not everybody in the Rickshaw yard trikes around town. A support staff of mechanics. vendors and hangers-on orbit the rickshaw universe, providing much needed services (like a caffeine or flat-tire fix). A while back I posted a photo of … Continued


Pedal Power: Dhaka’s Rickshaw Runners – Part 2

Rickshaw drivers don’t mess around, but how can they when a diesel spewing bus is barreling down on them? An all too common site in Bangladesh. The rule of the Bangladeshi road: the biggest vehicle wins; cars, motorcycles and especially bicycle rickshaws swerve out … Continued


Dhaka’s Hindu Heart

It beats and throbs like an adrenaline-soaked sprinter racing through the heart of Dhaka’s old city. Hindu Street, a long, narrow road with cracked sidewalks where bicycle rickshaws and pedestrians jostle for space on its narrow throughway while women in … Continued


Scavenging Old Dhaka for the Present Past

It’s hard to imagine much ever changes in Dhaka’s crowded, frenetic old city. Rickshaws still clog its arteries. Soot spilling trucks narrowly squeeze through the scrum. Men wearing plaid headscarves plod the streets while women in saris glowing orange, lime … Continued


Buddha’s Golden Rock

In Southern Burma, a gilded rock hangs precariously on the edge of a mountaintop, suspended by a single hair of the Buddha. The sun shimmers on its glowing face while pilgrims meditate and paste gold leaf at its foot. According … Continued