AFGHAN PRESIDENT ASHRAF GHANI FOR THE NEW YORKER

The New Yorker sent their staff writer George Packer and I to meet the President of Afghanistan at the palace in Kabul, here it is in this weeks magazine. I was in the toilet when the president arrived early and his security wouldn't let me back into the building. I was sweating, my first portrait commission for The New Yorker was going to be bust, but after them playing hard ball and me begging and pleading they let me back on the inside and the president’s handlers gave me five minutes with him under the lights. Security wouldn’t allow an assistant although Packer very graciously helped out and we pulled it off. Packer also pulled off an excellent profile well worth a read.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/04/ashraf-ghani-afghanistans-theorist-in-chief

The New Yorker, July 4, 2016.

The New Yorker, July 4, 2016.

BREXIT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

In June The New York Times commissioned me to meander throughout the United Kingdom to capture the mood of the nation in the lead up to the historic Brexit referendum, which saw the UK leave the European Union in a defining moment of British history.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/23/world/europe/portraits-from-brexit.html

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 32 WINNER

The winners in this years American Photography 32 book are a long and illustrious list of visual storytellers. I’m super proud to be amongst them with this image from a story commissioned by Wired Magazine about illegal sand mining in India.

Sand mining boats work illegally on the Thane River near Nagla Bunder Village in Maharashtra, India, 2015. Indian workers dive to the bottom of the river with a metal bucket to scoop sand that is hauled to the water surface by the boat crew. As construction and industry drive a demand for sand, illegal sand mining is stripping riverbeds and beaches of sand with severe environmental consequences. The unregulated sand mining industry employs thousands of workers who depend on the mining for their livelihood and is controlled by local powerbrokers. Photo by Adam Ferguson for WIRED

Sand mining boats work illegally on the Thane River near Nagla Bunder Village in Maharashtra, India, 2015. Indian workers dive to the bottom of the river with a metal bucket to scoop sand that is hauled to the water surface by the boat crew. As construction and industry drive a demand for sand, illegal sand mining is stripping riverbeds and beaches of sand with severe environmental consequences. The unregulated sand mining industry employs thousands of workers who depend on the mining for their livelihood and is controlled by local powerbrokers. Photo by Adam Ferguson for WIRED

NEPAL'S EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

Last November I was extremely privileged to have Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine send me on assignment to Nepal to explore the earthquake recovery. Ben Ayres from Dzi Foundation took writer Abe Streep and I on an unforgettable journey into the eastern foothills of the Himalayas. Abe wrote a great piece that gets into grass roots development work and it was published along with my stills and motion in December.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2015-12-03/rebuilding-nepal-s-most-remote-villages

http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-nepal-dzi-foundation/

A local villager traverses a landslide between Bung and Cheskam villagers near Bung Village, Solukhumbu District, Nepal. The April 2015 earthquakes caused a landslide that destroyed the footbridge between Bung and Cheskam villages, making it treacherous for locals to commute and trade.

A local villager traverses a landslide between Bung and Cheskam villagers near Bung Village, Solukhumbu District, Nepal. The April 2015 earthquakes caused a landslide that destroyed the footbridge between Bung and Cheskam villages, making it treacherous for locals to commute and trade.

THE PILOTS FIGHTING ISIS, PORTRAIT STORY FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

On a recent trip to the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Gulf on assignment for The New York Times I photographed some of pilots and co-pilots currently flying the bombing missions against ISIS. Over 4,700 airstrikes have been carried out in Iraq and Syria. The Times just published a series of the portraits I made with a story by their Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/09/02/world/middleeast/portraits-fighter-pilots-isis.html

Call Sign 'Sweet P', a U.S. Navy Weapons System Officer from the Checkmates Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA 211).

Call Sign 'Sweet P', a U.S. Navy Weapons System Officer from the Checkmates Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA 211).