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

04 March 2015

On assignment: Protestor

A protestor lights up a smoking pipe during a a anti-water chargers protest march in Killarney, Ireland.

24 February 2015

On assignment: Willie Daly

Willie Daly poses for a photograph outside The Matchmaker Bar, one of the main venues for Lisdoonvarna's annual matchmaking festival. Lisdoonvarna, a spa town of about 800 inhabitants, in County Clare, is famous for its matchmaking festival that every year attracts thousands to the rural province in the West coast of Ireland.

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.

10 February 2015

On assignment: Ireland's last matchmaker

Willie Daly inspects some of the cattle at the family's farm in Ennistymon, a small town in Ireland's western County Clare. Mr. Daly, known for being Ireland's last traditional matchmaker, initiated in matchmaking 45 years ago following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. The third generation matchmaker claims to have set up around 3,000 marriages.

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.

30 January 2015

From the archive: Kiev aftermath

KIEV, UKRAINE - February 20, 2014: Anti-government protestors gather burned debris to fill in bags to be used in the formation of barricades, as violent clashes happen between protestors and police outside Independence Square in central Kiev. The riot police responded to the advance with gunfire, killing more than 70 people. The drastic escalation of the three-month-old Ukraine crisis left the country reeling from the most lethal violence in decades.

24 January 2015

On assignment: West coast of Ireland

Cows graze in a cliff edge field in Doolin, a charming small seaside village on the northwest coast of County Clare on Irelands Wild Atlantic Way. The town is set against the rugged Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by the spectacular bare limestone landscape of the Burren.

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.

08 January 2015

On assignment: Waterford

A local resident reads the newspaper facing Dungarvan harbour. Dungarvan, a small coastal town in southern Ireland, is becoming a popular destination for national and international tourists, mostly because the great gastronomy the area has to offer.

Photo taken last week on assignment for The New York Times.

16 December 2014

From the archive: Christmas tree

A christmas tree is seen standing between tents used as shelter by anti-government protestors in Kiev’s Independence Square.

12 December 2014

Irish water protest march

An inflatable rat is carried through the crowd, as tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to the introduction of water charges in Ireland surrounded the country’s parliament bringing Dublin to a near standstill.

01 December 2014

On assignment: Belfast

A children’s mixed-race basketball team during training at the Olympia Leisure Centre in Belfast. The team is sponsored by local social and integrations groups and coached by David Cullem, a former player from Northen Ireland national team.

Photo taken last week on assignment for The New York Times.