Shot on March 18, 2010 while on assignment with Biosphere 2:
New York Steel: A detail from steel destined for the Landscape Evolution Observatory.
Shot with Minolta 35mm and Kodak 400TX.
A few shots from my journey to Salar de Uyuni in southern Bolivia. Four days and several hundred miles spent in a Land Cruiser crossing through some of the most arid and uninhabitable terrain in the world. Below freezing temperatures at night, intermittent mechanical issues, and a landscape that I can only describe as “like being on mars”, made this a trip one for the memory books.
The remains of ML13-00537, a dead male migrant estimated to be 14 to 20 years old found in the desert southwest of Tucson, Ariz. by U.S. Border Patrol on Feb. 23, 2013 is seen in a crematorium retort at a funeral home in Tucson, Ariz. The remains were skeletal, and only the skull was found. According to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, the skull was found in a plastic bag hanging from a tree on a known migrant trail. For years, the PCME has taken in hundreds of unidentified migrants found dead in the desert in various states of decay. In many cases after the remains are cataloged and DNA samples are taken, the remains are cremated and inurned in plastic containers a little smaller than a shoebox in a columbarium at the indigent cemetery in Tucson. In some cases, years later, the dead are identified and returned to family. Burials, as opposed to cremation, used to be much more common, but the space consumed and cost of exhuming bodies after identification make cremation a less costly and labor-intensive option.
A cross at Southside Presbyterian, where Rosa Robles Loreto went into sanctuary on Thursday night to avoid an expired order to depart the country.
This is the second time the church has become a safe harbor for an immigrant.
Shot on July 25, 2014, during vacation.
My son climbs on the ledge of a window and watches a school of sardines school together at the Birch Bay Aquarium in La Jolla, Calif.
Shot on July 15, 2014 while on assignment for TucsonSentinel.com:
Wearing combat boots, Roy Pyle towed his oxygen behind him along Mt. Lemmon Highway where a group had formed to protest, and potentially block, the transfer of around 60 unaccompanied immigrant children by federal officials to a nearby facility.
Pyle, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, worked in a ship-building yard. His lungs have been destroyed by asbestos and he needs a double-lung transplant to survive.
Unable to smoke his cigars, Pyle instead chews on them.
He worries that the cost of caring for at least 57,000 children from Central America will take money away from children in the United States and for veterans like him, who need major health care as a result of their service.
Unaccompanied minors from Central America board a chartered airliner on the tarmac at Tucson International Airport.
Fourth of July - A capture from the funeral of CSM Barreras, Tucson, Ariz.