How to work with other photographers at an event

How to work with other photographers –whether professional or not that professional– at an event

How to work with other photographers (whether professional or not that professional) at an event Although I mostly focus on documentary photography, I occasionally photograph events. I recently returned to my old home, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and sent an email to my friend Khadir. “Mbak Will,” he wrote me back,...

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Doing heart-led research on Indonesia’s small business owners

Doing heart-led research on Indonesia’s small business owners Showcasing Indonesian Micro Business Owners A few years back, I started photographing a series called, “Odd Jobs,” documenting micro and small business owners in Indonesia. I was impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of the people in the community. Indonesians have to...

photographing batik artists

An Impromptu and Vibrant Batik Session Near Malioboro Street

An Impromptu and Vibrant Batik Session Near Malioboro Street Doesn’t take much planning to paint on a sidewalk My husband and his friends are a bunch of artists. They decided to set up camp on a street near Malioboro in Yogyakarta. They wanted to offer a free batik workshop,...

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The dreaded Facebook overshare and quick and dirty journalism

The dreaded Facebook overshare and quick and dirty journalism The Age of Git Er Done Journalism Most people get their news on social media. For that reason, new sites have to observe social media best practices, such as keeping information brief, punchy, and to the point, while also striving...

stone sculptor

How Mildred Gil Parada chisels a stone’s hidden message

How Mildred Gil Parada chisels a stone’s hidden message About Mildred, the Stone Sculptor Mildred Gil Parada is a stone sculptor originally from Merida, Venezuela. She makes refined and sophisticated sculptures of marble, granite, and limestone. In Merida, she studied architecture, then later moved to Puerto la Cruz in...