When to Put Down the Camera

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Years ago, I spent one week photographing a story on Aasima, a single mom raising two young children in Virginia. We came from such different worlds yet we shared an intense, common experience from our past that helped us forge a quick bond and a strong trust in each other. That trust meant Aasima […]

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What I Learned From My Public Mistake

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Nonprofit organizations are notoriously tight-lipped about their failures. Admitting you made a mistake is hard. Publicly admitting failure is even harder, but there’s value in sharing what went wrong and especially how you handled it and what you learned.   One of my biggest mistakes happened not at a nonprofit, […]

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