Visual Reportage Workshops

What else we do

Maria, 10, at the dump in El Tejar, Guatemala. She and her sister have no parents and spend everyday working in the trash.

Every March I run our Visual Reportage Workshops¬†program in Guatemala. We work with a great organization, The God’s Child Project, documenting some of the incredible social and economic issues that face most of the population in the country. We have been here for the past week in Guatemala City, La Antigua Guatemala and Escuintla and are headed to Izabal, near the border with Belize, to work with a wild animal sanctuary for 3 days.

More photos so come!

Luis from Nuestros Ahijados talks with sisters, Romelia, 9, and Maria, 10, to see if his organization can help them.

 

Romelia, 9, works in the dump in El Tejar.

 

The dumpin El Tejar.

 

Our VRW Guatemala 2012 group in the main square in La Antigua.

 

Brian at Tulita Cumi, alcohol and drug rehab center.

 

Carly laughs as Doug strikes a pose on the way back from Escuintla.

 

Our uber TA, Nic, models for the cameras.

 

Landscape at the dump in in Escuintla.

 

Maria, 47, and Alfonzo, 60, in their hut in the dump in Escuintla. They and their 6 children earn about $3 per day collecting recyclables.

 

Huffing shoe glue in La Antigua.

 

Students recording video and audio following a song this young girl sang for them. The God's Child Project in building her family a house.

 

A young girl, 17, and her 7-month-old daughter in a slum in Esquintla.

 

Hatha yoga in the street in Guatemala City.

 

Doug shows off his technique.

 

Working guy in Guatemala City.

 

Brian making friends in Guatemala City.

 

Brother and sister in Guatemala City.

Ben Fernandez tour de Hoboken

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I was lucky enough to meet a true living legend of photography, Ben Fernandez (www.benedictjfernandez.com) and mentor to my friend, Michael Hintlian. We have a Visual Reportage Workshops gallery show hanging in Ben’s Almanac Gallery in Hoboken for the next several months. Listening to Ben’s stories and enjoying the hospitality he and his wife, Siiri, extended us this weekend was just icing on the cake. Here is a quick set of images I made while taking the long-way home from the gallery after hanging our show. It is a new way of “seeing” for me something Michael has been teaching me. Reacting without thinking.

Couple in the rain.

Street scene in Union City.

Michael putting the finishing touches on the show.

Judgement Day came and went as noted.

Michael and his friend and mentor, Ben Fernandez, in the Almanac Gallery "Fernandez Room".