Friday, February 27, 2009

Jazz Musician Benny Golson

My photo of jazz musician Benny Golson ran in The New York Times on Friday, February 6, 2009.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Painter Cordula Volkening

My photo of painter Cordula Volkening, who suffers from brain cancer and is painting furiously to leave her children money before she passes away, ran in The New York Times on Thursday, February 12, 2009.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jazz Singer Tony Desare

My photo of jazz singer Tony Desare ran in The New York Times' The Week in Culture Pictures for February 6, 2009.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Nukha Khatseiv, former Chechnyan rebel

My photo of former Chechnyan rebel Nukha Khatseiv ran in The New York Times Monday January 26, 2009.

Nukha was a rebel for ten years before a head injury forced him to quit fighting and seek refuge. He traveled across Ukraine, Austria, Germany, France, England, and Greece before stowing away on a ship to Mexico, crossing overland illegally into the U.S., making his way to New York City, and eventually gaining asylum.

In the Times story, he raises an interesting question for us all to consider regarding his being labeled a terrorist by the Russian government: "Russians killed my relatives, friends, and broke my life. Why am I a terrorist when you kill my family?"