28 May 2015

From the archive: Dawn in Yangon

A local resident exercises in the early hours of the day, facing a fenced garden in central Yangon.

24 May 2015

On assignment: Marriage equality referendum

People pass by a VOTE YES campaign graffiti in central Dublin, as the votes on Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage were being counted around the country.

Ireland become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory for the gay rights movement.

20 May 2015

Tearsheets: Marriage equality in NYT

I'm really pleased with another of my pictures in the front page of today's The New York Times. This time with a really important story on the upcoming marriage equality referendum in Ireland.

The text is by Douglas Dalby: 'Gay Marriage on Ballot Shows Shift in Irish Attitudes'

12 May 2015

Tearsheets: Cold War fear in the Irish Sea in NYT

Pleased to see one of my pictures in the front page of today's International The New York Times. The photo was taken on assignment for a story by Stephen Castle in Ardglass, Northern Ireland: 'Russia Tests Distant Waters, Resurfacing Cold War Fears'

07 May 2015

On assignment: Equality referendum

A man reads a paper at a election/referendum staff training venue in Dublin city centre, ahead of the Gender Equality referendum in Ireland.

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.

05 May 2015

On assignment: Pagans in Northern Ireland

Sharon Neill, of the Order of the Golden River church, assists Patrick Carberry performing the ceremony of Bealtaine, the Celtic May Day festival that marks the beginning of Summer, at Ballynoe Stone Circle near Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.

Patrick Carberry has recently been officially recognised as the first Pagan priest in Northern Ireland after having his Order also recognised as a church.

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.

20 April 2015

On assignment: Marriage equality in Ireland

Pro-equality mural by artist Joe Caslin on the side of the Mercantile building at the junction of South Great George’s Street and Dame Street in ‎Dublin, ‎Ireland.

12 April 2015

Tearsheets: Derry on NYT frontpages

I'm really happy to see two of my pictures in the front pages of The New York Times.  The photos were taken on assignment for a story by Katrin Bennhold in Derry, Northern Ireland: 'Healing fire in Londonderry: The Temple was built to burn'

28 March 2015

On assignment: Derry

A crowd watches as a massive bonfire goes up in flames in Derry, Northern Ireland, March 21, 2015. 

Meant as a symbol of unity and overseen by a mostly American crew, the structure was built by youths from both Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland, where bonfires are a potent symbol of the region's tangled history of violence, religion and politics. 

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.

18 March 2015

On assignment: Tomi Reichental

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure to meet and photograph Tomi Reichental, an 79-ye­ar-ol­d Holocaust survivor who was sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a child.

For the past few years, Tomi dedicates his time speaking to students in Ireland about stories of wartime atrocities and the horrific experiences he lived through at the hands of the Nazis.

Tomi is a true survivor and an inspiration to many. He's also the subject of the documentary film 'Close to Evil'. More about him in this a great article by Douglas Dalby: 'Breaking Silence, Survivor Sets Out to Meet Holocaust Past'.

PHOTO CREDIT: Paulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times