No Muslim Ban #2

Sara, 21, a college student whose father moved to the U.S. from Iran in the 1980s, at the “No Muslim Ban 2” demonstration in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 4, 2017. More scenes from protest below.

Walking with Hillary Clinton

A grade school English teacher walks with a 1990s-era cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton in Lafayette Square on the day after the Women’s March on Washington, Jan. 22, 2017. See more from President Trump’s inauguration.

Suggested Reading List

Updated January 1, 2019 This anthology contains two types of literary works: 1) biographies of photographers and 2) writings on photography. I first posted this list in 2013, but below is an updated version. These are not picture books, but historical records of a photographer’s life that also fuss over the meaning of a photograph. There are diamonds for living here, but each book should be approached with skepticism. For example, you may ask: Do we really need another Diane Arbus book? The more famous a photographer, the more that’s been written. Arbus is a good example, as new published works on her life and career …

Mom Trip

Photos from the week of Nov. 14, 2016 with my mom, including around the house, the Detroit Institute of Arts and most importantly, the People Mover. Detroit’s elevated train costs 75-cents, goes clockwise one-way for three miles in a squiggly circle, and takes about 20 minutes to ride in entirety. It’s the best thing to do when you visit Detroit for the first time. Don’t believe me? Read the reviews on TripAdvisor.

Election Day

Prayer box in Amissville, Va. and Alex, a college student outside the White House on Nov. 8, 2016.

Funeral of Army Col. Ezra Cummings Jr.

Photos from the funeral of Ezra Cummings Jr., Army colonel, Vietnam veteran and Bronze Star recipient, at Arlington National Cemetery and Fort Myer Old Post Chapel in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 12, 2016. In some of the photos you may recognize his son, D.C.-based photographer Steven M. Cummings.