• Early years / Education
    media1972-73: 
  • Studied photography at the University of Oregon, School of Fine Arts. Classical «West Coast» tradition of large-format photography + zone system. Strong interest in ethnic-sociological approach.
  • 1972: 
  • Bonnieux, France. Photographic project in association with the University of Oregon independent stuy program to document life in a French village; 4 x 5 view camera.
  • 1974:  Moves to Paris, France. 
  • Married to Annick Bouillon.
  • Studies at the Sorbonne and the American College in Paris, majoring in art history.
  • 1978-79:
  • Moves to New York City. Enrolls in N.Y.U. Film School; works on various professional film productions during this period.
  • 1979: 
  • Hired as photo researcher at MAGNUM Photo Agency in New York. Photo essay on young boxer Hector Comacho.
  • 1980-81: 
  • Returns to Paris with wife and works for MAGNUM, Paris Bureau, as photo researcher. Begins freelancing at this time.

 

  • 1982Joins VISIONS Photo Agency.
  • Feature story on «British Butler School» published in GEO. Receives POY (Picture of the Year) award from the University of Missouri for this story.
  • 1983Begins collaboration with SIPA PRESS.
  • Philippines: following the assassination of Benigno Aquino, the beginning of the «People’s Power» movement that ultimately brings down the Marcos regime.
  • 1984:
  • Bhopal, India: Union Carbide industrial catastrophe. Receives World Press Award – First prize portrait series for this coverage.
  • India: Inter-ethnic violence in following the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
  • Sarajevo, Yougoslavia: Winter Olympics.
  • 1985:
  • Mexico City earthquake.
  • India: Rajiv Gandhi in legislative elections for Newsweek.
  • 1986:
  • «Snap Elections» in the Philippines and subsequent events that led to the “Edsa Revolt” and the fall of the Marcos regime.
  • Civil war and famine in Southern Sudan; one of the first reporters to meet Sudanese People’s Liberation Army leader John Garang in his southern stronghold; for USN&WR.
  • 1987:
  • «Mendiola Massacre» in Manilla, Philippines, one year after Corazon Aquino ascends to power, peasants are shot down during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace. This story was widely published: TIME, Paris Match, Stern.
  • Photo essay on the New People’s Army, the grass roots communist rebellion against  the Marcos and the Aquino governments in the Philippines.
  • South Korea: Student demonstrations that ultimately brought down the military regime of Chun Doo-Whan and led to a new era of political democratization.
  • Covers the presidential campaign in South Korea on assignment for U.S. News & World Report. Receives POY award from University of Missouri for this coverage.
  • 1988:
  • Stirrings in Eastern Europe: Covers the renewed activity of Lech Walesa and Solidarnosc in Poland.
  • Earthquake in Soviet Armenia.
  • 1989:
  • China: Feature on renegade gold mining in Canton.
  • Student demonstrations in Peking that lead to the tragedy of Tian’anmen Square.
  • Poland: First free elections in Poland shot for Time Magazine.
  • Covers major news events in Eastern Europe leading to the end of Soviet communism and the Cold War: Berlin, Prague, Bucharest.
  • Outer Mongolia: feature shot for L’EXPRESS.
  • 1990:
  • «Jesuits Around the World»; commemoration of Ignatian Year.
  • 1991:
  • The First Gulf War, on assignment for Time Magazine, based in Jordan.
  • Kurdish Refugees on the border between Iraq and Turkey.
  • Begins «Holy Waters», long-term project.
  • Balkan conflict: war between Serbs and Croats in eastern Slavonia.
  • Photo exhibit Visa Pour L’Image.
  • 1992:
  • «Holy Waters»: India, Haiti, Israel.
  • Bosnia: beginning of the siege of Sarajevo; first of many trips to cover this story.
  • 1993:
  • Oslo Accords – Israel recognizes the PLO. Israel and Gaza shot for TIME and U.S.News & World Report.
  • 1994:
  • Arafat’s historic return to Palestine; Gaza and Jericho.
  • Rwanda: Operation Turquoise – French troop withdrawal and Hutu refugees into Zaire.
  • Haiti: Operation “Uphold Democracy” – U.S. military intervention to remove the military regime of Gen. Raoul Cedras and to restore J.B. Aristide back to power.
  • 1995:
  • France: Covers French presidential candidate Lionel Jospin.
  • Bosnia: NATO troops deployed.
  • 1996:
  • Bosnia: Elections shot for TIME.
  • Eastern Zaire: Mass exodus of Hutu refugees returning to Rwanda.
  • Belgrade: Demonstrations against Milosevic regime.
  • 1997:
  • Iran: Presidential elections shot for L’EXPRESS.
  • Covers Lionel Jospin, France’s new prime minister.
  • Photographs various drug-related programs in S.E. Asia for the United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP).
  • Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, makes inaugural visit to Rwanda.
  • 1998:
  • Crisis in Indonesia.
  • Begins 4 x 5 project to document destruction in Bosnia.
  • 1999:
  • Mongolia: first Tsam ceremony since 1937, when prohibited by Communists.
  • Balkans: NATO intervention in Kosovo, for Time Magazine.
  • India: Medha Patkar leads struggle against big dams on the Narmada River.
  • 2000:
  • India: Information Technology – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kerala.
  • Gaza: Return of Arafat after unsuccessful Camp David talks.
  • «Child Victims of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict» for Marie-Claire France.
  • 2001:
  • Nigeria: Rev. Reinhard Bonke, Christian evangelical movement for Focus Magazine.
  • 2002:
  • Havana, Cuba: Jérôme Savary creates musical comedy «Chano Pozo».
  • Israel: Archaeologist Israel Finkelstein, on site of Megiddo.
  • French presidential elections, covering Lionel Jospin.
  • Arafat «prisoner» in Mukata headquarters surrounded by Tsahal.
  • South Africa:  «Dance For All», classical dance for township kids in Capetown, shot for Le Monde II.
  • 2003:
  • Ivory Coast: Anti-French troubles; evacuation of French nationals.
  • New York: Demonstrations against U.S. invasion of Iraq.
  • Israel: Archeological sites shot for Sciences & Vie.
  • Baghdad: After the Fall of Saddam Hussein.
  • Israel/Palestine: «The Wall», the separation barrier.
  • 2004:
  • Washington D.C.: Jérôme Savary, «La Vie Parisienne», Kennedy Center.
  • «America Mon Amour», report in Oregon before presidential elections.
  • Kiev, Ukraine: Orange Revolution.
  • 2005:
  • India: Tamil Nadu, aftermath of the Tsunami in South East Asia.
  • Santa Maria, Calif: Michael Jackson trial town.
  • French «NON» to the European Constitution.
  • Bosnia: «Bosnia + 10»; return to this war-ravaged land ten years later.
  • New Orleans, LA: immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • «Darwin vs. Intelligent Design», Dover, PA. for Figaro Magazine.
  • 2006:
  • Colombia: Ingrid Betancourt story for Elle Magazine.
  • India: Dominique Lapierre in Calcutta; Elle Magazine.
  • New Orleans, La: Jérôme Savary creates musical comedy «Looking for Josephine».
  • 2007:
  • Kosovo; Figaro Magazine.
  • Segolene Royal, presidential candidate for Socialist Party in France.
  • «Social Business», Danone & Grameen Bank partnership in Bangladesh.
  • «The Wall», web documentary on the separation barrier in Israel.
  • 2008:
  • Kosovo: After Independence; Figaro Magazine.
  • Annual Report for Danone: Indonesia, Argentina.
  • «Danone Nations Cup», report and multimedia production for Danone.
  • «Shall We Overcome…?», web documentary on the United States before the presidential elections.
  • 2009:
  • Annual Report for Danone: Brazil, Japan, Senegal, Russia, Italy.
  • «Danone Nations Cup», report & multimedia production.
  • «Facts on the Ground», web documentary project on East Jerusalem.
  • 2010 :
  •  Annual Report for Danone : China, Argentina, and continued work on a multimedia production for Danone : « Believe in Your Dreams » on their world cup football tournament for 10 to 12 year olds.
  • The « Tea Party » and American conservatism for Figaro Magazine.
  • « Oh My God », a short film on the controversy surrounding a project to build a mosque near ground zero in New York City.
  • 2011 :
  • Tunisia : beginning of the « Arab Spring ».
  • « Facts On the Ground » – web documentary concerning East Jerusalem.
  • Short documentary : « American Dreamer ».
  • 2012 :
  • French presidential campagne for Mediapart.
  • Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States.
  • Beginning documentary project « Preacher Man ».