Why I Am Donating My Kidney On Tuesday 
Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:54 - Commentary
New York City


I've been back in New York for the past five weeks for an important reason.

Next week if all goes well Iíll be donating my kidney to my best friend, author and activist Jimmie Briggs. If you knew him as I do youíd want to give him your kidney too, heís that kinda of guy.

Itís not a decision Iíve come to lightly but when I found out three years ago that Jimmie and I were the same blood type I knew I had to get tested. He had advanced kidney disease and needed dialysis three times a week to stay alive.

A friend who had given me so much personal and done so much for so many others was in need. How could I stand by and simply watch?

To be human is to be in constant need. Sadly we spend so much of our lives denying this simple fact, denying the idea that not only do we from time to time need each otherís support but that on a fundamental level it is our very interconnectedness, our inescapable and fundamental need for one another than defines us. Our pride, vanity and ego get in the way of allowing us to be vulnerable, in fact to be truly who we are.
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The Next Generation 
Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:55 - Photo of the Day


I'm always struck by how many young people are involved in keeping this tradition alive.


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City on a Hill 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:05 - Photo of the Day


And they can go higher still!
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The Human Bridge 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:03 - Photo of the Day


It's amazing to see these towers come to life.


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Political Sport 
Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:01 - Photo of the Day
Of course politics finds its way into this sport as well.



But it's really about teamwork.


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The Builders 
Friday, June 20, 2014, 21:12 - Photo of the Day
Higher and higher still!

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The Highest Peak 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 17:53 - Photo of the Day
One of the most interesting traditions I've photographed is the building of human towers here in Spain.



Every two years a huge gathering is held where different teams compete to build the most complex towers.



Over the next few posts I'll share some of what I've encountered!
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BCN Sights 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 22:22 - Travel
Barcelona

It's a place that draws me close even when I'm far away.


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Goodbye and Hello! 
Friday, June 13, 2014, 17:34 - Project News


It has been a lot of fun to spend time in Switzerland but now it is time to return to Barcelona!


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Guidelines 
Sunday, June 1, 2014, 16:31 - Photo of the Day
Zurich, Switzerland


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Economic Fuel 
Friday, May 23, 2014, 18:28 - Photo of the Day
Zurich, Switzerland



We rarely think about where the gas in our cars come from but what about those who power our economy? What are their stories?


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Tools of the Trade 
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:25 - Photo of the Day
Zurich, Switzerland

I really enjoy spending time in places that I would not ordinarily visit.



It's probably the best part of being a documentary photographer.


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Reflected Glory 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:23 - Photo of the Day
Zurich, Switzerland


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Factory Life 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:20 - Shooting
Zurich, Switzerland



I've had a chance to spend some time at the Stahl Woodworking factory in Zurich and over the next week I'll share some images!


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A Great Show! 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:14 - Project News
Thanks to everyone who came to the opening!







This was my first outdoor public installation work and I am happy to have shared it with you!





It gave me a chance to incorporate some of the field audio and interviews I have recorded over the years. If you didn't make it to the opening the show is up for a bit so come by!
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