On the Ganges

18 May 2019

On the Ganges River, young men on a row boat make their way past the Dashashwamedh Ghat in the city of Varanasi, India, one of Hinduism’s most important sites.

Varanasi Motorcade

16 May 2019

A motorcade for a coalition of opposition parties rolls through Varanasi, India, on the last day rallies can be held ahead of the final voting day in India’s 2019 elections.

Body Language

15 May 2019

Taken at the Old Delhi Spice Market in Delhi, India.

Indian elections enter sixth phase in Delhi

12 May 2019

Before casting her ballot, a woman takes a voting slip from a member of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in central Delhi.

Today is the sixth of seven phases in India’s elections, which run from 11 April to 19 May. Results to be announced 23 May.

Cyprus gas discoveries spark US-Russian gamesmanship

05 May 2019

The development of Eastern Mediterranean gas fields has prompted US officials to strengthen their involvement in the region, as they seek to counter growing Russian influence. My report from Nicosia, Cyprus for Deutsche Welle.

Divided City

03 May 2019

While tracing the buffer zone in Cyprus, I came across this mural next to a military sign reading “Forbidden Zone” on the separation wall running through northern Nicosia, aka Lefkosa, the world’s last divided capital city.

Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica

18 April 2019

Nice to see my photo of the lush rain forest on the Barva Volcano in Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica, featured in a climate change article in today’s Guardian.

Link to story: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/18/we-are-not-doomed-cutting-carbon

Faces come out of the rain

16 April 2019

As an economic downturn continues to put pressure on the Turkish lira value against the US dollar, life proceeds as normal on Istiklal Caddesi on a rainy afternoon in Istanbul, Turkey.

Two legacies. One Taksim.

10 April 2019

A new mosque rises over Istanbul’s Taksim Square beside the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk monument, which is dedicated to the founder of Turkey’s secular republic. Turkish Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long sought to build a mosque in Istanbul’s central plaza and soon this goal will be realized.

Turkish opposition party wins Ankara, possibly Istanbul

01 April 2019

My favorite shot from celebrations at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, published in Italy’s la Repubblica.

The country’s main opposition party, the CHP, took most of Turkey’s largest cities in municipal elections that saw a backlash against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) following an economic downturn that led to a spike in consumer prices.

Above, a crowd celebrated the victory of CHP Ankara Mayoral Candidate Mansur Yavas.