Archive for June, 2009

Iranian Election Protesters Gather in Irvine, California

A large gathering of protesters, voicing their dissent at the disputed Iranian presidential election results, assembled at a busy intersection near my home today.  I stopped by with my camera to shoot some photos.

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This article, from the excellent travel site, hit the web a few months ago but I only just recently came across it and wanted to share. Aside from simply being interesting in general, it will no doubt come in handy to any travelers planning a trip to Russia in the future.

Gadling teaches you to read the Cyrillic alphabet in 5 minutes

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Snapshots from Ecuador

I recently returned from a month-long trip to Ecuador to film a documentary entitled Ikiam, about oil exploitation in the Amazon rainforest. The project was organized by an Australian non-profit organization called Nomadic Hands.  A large portion of my time in Ecuador was spent deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, living with the Shiwiar indigenous peoples in a community called Juyuintza.

Suffice to say, it was an extraordinary and transformative experience and I am looking forward to writing more about it soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share some photos taken over the course of my month in South America.

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