writer | photographer | story consultant
- Is there a certain shower I shouldn’t use?
- None of them. Everything here is covered with semen.
Combat Outpost, Konar Province, Afghanistan
This image, and the story that goes with it, are pieces in an ongoing experiment in social media storytelling that appears only on Instagram. Comprised of posts that pair one image with a short, evocative text, these stories tell of life along the waterway that connects southern Ethiopia with northern Kenya.
The series was first posted to National Geographic’s Instagram feed. It has been viewed and “liked” nearly 11 million times and commented upon by tens of thousands of users, allowing us to reach a vast new audience.
Kenya's Lake Turkana | in National Geographic
Nowhere Girl | in The American Scholar
The Men Who Would Fly Forever | in National Geographic
Making Taliban | in The American Scholar
Castro's Cuba at 50 | in VQR | Winner of the Silver Lowell Thomas Award
Instagram for students + clients
Photography, memory, cold
A Social Media Experiment in Non-Fiction
in Harvard's Nieman Reports
From Instagram to The American Scholar / Social + Print media