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Sharks, fishing and vomit: an adventure in three parts

Late last year, I went on a reporting trip fishing for leopard shark in San Francisco’s South Bay. The assignment was the last that I filed for Bay Nature, my former employer, and perhaps one of the best adventures I had while working there. The story culminated in this rather meandering longform article published on the brand new Bay Nature… Read more →

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Inside a Haitian Social Enterprise

Earlier this year, I spent a while milling about on the island of Hispaniola. Part of it was spent backpacking through the Dominican Republic while the latter part of my trip was spent in Haiti. Haiti is one of the most fascinating places I’ve visited and a month was certainly not enough time to explore this culturally and historically rich country.… Read more →

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A Winter, Nearly Spring Reading List

During the few months of California summer I enjoyed and the following months of Melbourne winter that I endured (it actually wasn’t too bad), I did a lot of reading. Reading for me always comes with travelling and a journey that went from California to Haiti, back to California, then home to Melbourne via Hawaii certainly involved a lot of moving… Read more →

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Remembering Camille Lepage

Last year, around October, I received a PetaPixel email newsletter that featured an interview with a young photojournalist named Camille Lepage. At the time Lepage was 25 years old, two years older than myself, and living in South Sudan covering the struggles of a new sovereign state. After reading the interview, I impressed not only by Lepage’s intimate yet telling… Read more →

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