100 “Fantastic Pieces of Journalism”


BBC News – Viewpoints: How serious are China-Japan tensions?

Excellent summary of  the current tensions in the South China Sea and China’s territorial claims in the waters of the region from five informed writers approaching the subject from divergent and principally partisan positions. . BBC News – Viewpoints: How serious are China-Japan tensions?.

Along the Burma Road: Soft Power and Piracy | Pulitzer Center

Along the Burma Road: Soft Power and Piracy | Pulitzer Center.

I have been working in Burma for the last few months as it confronts an epoch of great transformation. My coverage of Burma has been done in collaboration with many different partners, and it has been a rich experience.

Some of the work has been supported by my University when I went took students from the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the IGL to Rangoon in May.

I returned to photograph a project with my great friends Daniel Schwartz and Philip Blenkinsop that will be published in Du Magazine in November.

In August I went to the Golden Triangle and the Burma Road with my friend and former Nieman Fellow Jeff Howe in a collaboration with the Atavist, the Global Post and the Pulitzer Centre looking at drug crime in the Golden Triangle and China exerting soft power in Burma.


Canon Professional Network – Gary Knight, Jon Jones, Tom Stoddart and Rémy Ourdan revisit Bosnia

Article on the Bosnia Book I worked on with some old friends earlier this year:

Canon Professional Network – Gary Knight, Jon Jones, Tom Stoddart and Rémy Ourdan revisit Bosnia.

Festival Photo Reporter, St Brieuc, Brittany, France

I have just arrived in St Brieuc for the inaugural Festival Photo Reporter after a long flight from Boston and a train ride from Paris. The sky is steel grey and the air damp but the welcome at the Gare TGV from the festival organizers was warm. Great to meet the team who put this new and unconventional festival together. Alexandre Solacolu conceived the 2 week event to exhibit the work of fifteen photographers who received significant grants totaling 150,000 Euros from the festival jurors Jean Francois Leroy, Ruth Eichorn and Guillaume Clavieres for the production of new work. Everything here is previously unseen and paid for by the festival which is a great initiative as photographers increasingly struggle to find the resources to initiate new projects. Festival Artistic Director and former Director of Photography at Paris Match Didier Rapaud describes it as a laboratory.  I hope the experiment for the town of St Brieuc is as rewarding as it has been for the photographers. I look forward to seeing the exhibitions tomorrow.

War/Photography Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. November 2012

Two very interesting (and flattering)  reviews by Geoff Dyer of Anne Wilkes Tucker’s long awaited curation of war photography at the MFA in Houston later this year.



Long Reliant on China, Myanmar Now Turns to Japan for Help – NYTimes.com

Good background on Burma/China/Japan relations by Thomas Fuller of the NYT


Long Reliant on China, Myanmar Now Turns to Japan for Help – NYTimes.com.