Several friends and family have asked so finally for those interested here’s a link to my recent talk I gave at the amazing TEDX San Francisco on my upcoming project “FEARLESS GENIUS.”


FEARLESS GENIUS is a film and book documenting the leading innovators in Silicon Valley during the 1980’s and 1990’s. The work began with a LIFE Magazine assignment from Picture Editor Peter Howe to cover Steve Jobs building the NeXT computer and continued for 15 years, ending with the collapse of the dot com era. Now housed at Stanford Library, it is being edited by Karen Mullarkey, former picture editor of Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, and with Brian Storm of MediaStorm who is producing the feature length documentary film and multimedia piece. We are launching a new non-profit for education, Backlight Media Group, to make this project a catalyst and inspiration for the next generation of engineers.

I’m especially grateful to the organizers for having me join such an esteemed group of speakers, I was inspired and awed. You can see and learn more about TEDX here: TEDxSF

December 2009

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Uncommon Schools Pro Bono Campaign

As a photojournalist I’ve shot hundreds of schools going back to the 1970’s, of all kinds, worldwide, as well as the various educational trends in the US coming and going as we as a society have sought to fix our school system. (I personally was the worst student, so bad my own mother tried to have me expelled from High School.) Never had I seen such intensely interested and dedicated kids– they really seemed to love being in school and learning. Imagine that! Alan Blum and his agency Re: Vision pitched my agent Bill Stockland for someone to help out with this new campaign for Uncommon Schools, a charter school system, and Bill brought the project to me. At first I was reluctant given how much pro bono work we did in the last few years. Honestly, we really need to work these days. Once I met Alan, heard about the schools and understood that he really wanted me to do my thing and collaborate with him,

 I was hooked.  From their site: “Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.” We shot in two schools in Bed Stuy. Look for these hitting the NYC Subways this month.

March 2009

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