01 September 2017

On assignment: Northern Ireland and Brexit

A worker welding machinery at George Fleming farm-equipment company, located two miles from the border between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, in Newbuildings, Derry/Londonderry.

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.



06 August 2017

Tearsheets: Oceans Seven in NY Times

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure to meet Antonio Arguelles, a 58 year old Mexican swimmer, as he set out to cross the North Channel from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Scotland.

Antonio managed to cross the channel in 13 hours and 32 minutes, becoming the first Latin American, the seventh person ever and the oldest to complete the Oceans Seven, the open water swimming’s answer to climbing the Seven Summits of mountaineering.

Below, the screengrab of one of the photographs shot on assignment for The New York Times. The full story can be seen here: 'In a swimmer's two-year quest, a final 21-mile challenge'



05 August 2017

Tearsheets: Brexit borders in NY Times

Here's the screengrab of one of my photographs taken on assignment for The New York Times for a story on the possible effects of 'Brexit' on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The full story, with text by Sarah Lyall, can be seen here: 'On Irish border, worries that 'Brexit' will undo hard-won peace'



20 July 2017

From the archive: Slavyansk

A statue of Vladimir Lenin can be seen reflecting in a puddle in Slavyansk main square, a small city taken under control by pro-Russia activists and militiamen.



19 July 2017

From the archive: Shelter

A group of young men inside an improvised bomb shelter in the basement of a residential building in central Donetsk.



20 June 2017

Tearsheets: Shetland in The New York Times

Here's a screengrab of one of the photos taken on assignment for The New York Times in the beautiful Shetland Islands. The Full story, written by Stephen Castle, can be seen here: 'A lump of rock, an otter and a secessionist'



15 June 2017

From the archive: Ghosts of a current war

A local resident sits in a bomb shelter in the basement of a destroyed hospital in Kievsky District in Donetsk. Kievsky is one of the areas most affected by the fierce fight between DNR rebels and the Ukrainian military over the control of the city airport. Throughout Donetsk, there are people living in very basic shelters and under constant shellfire for almost four months. Many of them without electricity, humanitarian aid or a chance to move to safer areas.

Photo taken on assignment on October 2014.



04 June 2017

From the archive: Burundi students

University students build improvised shower and toilet facilities outside a vacant building close to the American Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi. Hundreds move here seeking refuge from the national police crackdown on university students involved in anti-government protests. Photo taken in June 2015.



31 May 2017

From the archive: Ukrainian funeral

Family and friends attend the funeral of Elena Ott, a 42 year old mother of two killed by gunfire near an Ukrainian military checkpoint as she was driving home one evening with her youngest son. Starovarvarovka, Donetsk - May/2014.



21 April 2017

On assignment: Flagstaff

General view of Carlingford Lough, a glacial fjord or sea inlet that forms part of the border between Northern Ireland to the north and the Republic of Ireland to the south, as seen from Flagstaff view point.

Photo taken on assignment for Le Point magazine.



19 April 2017

On assignment: Shetland

Scenic view of coast land outside Lerwick in Shetland main island. Prompted by Brexit and the prospect of a second independence referendum for Scotland, the fiercely independent Shetland Islanders are once again debating the need for more autonomy.

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.
 



31 March 2017

On assignment: Marie Collins

Marie Collins, a survivor of child sexual abuse in the Irish Catholic Church, poses for a portrait in her home in south Dublin, Ireland. Photo taken on assignment for Le Pèlerin magazine.



22 March 2017

From the archive: Belgrade

Cloths belonging to migrants are seen drying hanging from a tree near the old warehouses beside Belgrade's main railway station.



10 March 2017

From the archive: Lenin

A portrait of Vladimir Lenin is seen resting atop a newly build barricade set up by pro-Russia activists around the Donbass Regional Government building in central Donetsk, Ukraine.



04 March 2017

From the archive: Mass grave in Tuam

A memorial plaque is seen among vegetation in a corner of the grave site where Catherine Corless, a local historian from Tuam, had been telling the authorities for years that dead infants might have been buried in an old sewage system on the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers and their children in the west of Ireland.

Little attention was paid to Mrs. Cordless' claims at first, but the questions eventually led to the establishment of a state-financed investigation, and this week the investigators said that the remains of babies, small children and fetuses had been found where she said they would.

The photograph below was taken on assignment for The New York Times in early June 2014.



28 February 2017

Tearsheets: Migrants in Courrier Internacional

My story on migrants stuck in Belgrade, Serbia, appears in this month's edition of Courrier Internacional in Portugal. The tearsheets can be seen below.



27 February 2017

Tearsheets: Simon Fitzmaurice in NY Times

Last week I had the great pleasure to meet and photograph Simon Fitzmaurice, an Irish movie director suffering of motor neuron disease.

Simon is fully paralysed. He lost mobility in his limbs and can no longer speak, swallow or breathe without artificial help. The only way he communicates is through an eye-gaze computer - a tracking device that captures the movement of his eyes as they rest on a letter or phrase on a smartphone-like keyboard, causing the characters to appear on a screen.

Despite his serious condition, Simon refuses to bow down to the disease and he have just released his first feature film, My Name Is Emily.

Below is the tearsheet with the photos shot for The New York Times, and the link to the story: 'In the Face of A.L.S., Simon Fitzmaurice Finds His Fire Inside'