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Global Health Photo Exhibit

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The IMPACT exhibit on display at the Keck Center in the National Academies building.

The IMPACT exhibit on display at the Keck Center in the National Academies building.

IMPACT, my photography of global health issues spanning 15 years of work on five continents, is now exhibited at the at the Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C.

This exhibition is a journey through critical forces shaping 21st century life–rising populations, emergence of new diseases, relentless effects of global economics, increasing environmental concerns, and soaring technological advances. It seeks to connect the dots between events that may seem unrelated, but considered collectively can lead to a new understanding of the complex health issues now confronting us.

The exhibit is built around more than a decade of work and features 50 photographs chronicling my odyssey through issues of global change and public health.

It has its roots in my “Ecology of Disease” story published in the February 2002 issue of National Geographic magazine, and later in my book: IMPACT: From the Front Lines of Global Health.  The book is available on Amazon


The opening spread from my National Geographic story on emerging infectious diseases.

Cover of the IMPACT book

Cover of the IMPACT book

The exhibit runs until September 21, 2015. The Keck Center is located at 500 5th Street, Washington DC. 202.334.2000. Click here for more information. Note: You must contact in advance to view the exhibit. For permission email cpnas@nas.edu or call the Keck Center at 202.334.2000.

New Exhibitions of My Work

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This is the opening frame from the BBC "First Person" video.

This is the opening frame from the BBC “First Person” video.

This past week, my work has appeared in two wonderful locations.

The BBC filmed me for their “First Person” segment and produced a nicely edited short piece called “Photographing Death and Disease” on what I do.  I was as sick as a dog when I did the interview, but in the finished piece I was quite impressed to hear that I actually sound coherent. A good producer and videographer can do magic!

Women in Sierra Leone water from one of the wells built from the water gotten from the water gravity project

Women in Sierra Leone carry water from one of the wells built for a water gravity delivery project.

In addition, the Social Documentary site SocialDocumentary.net highlighted my piece titled  “Empowering Women” along with nine other exhibits in their October “Spotlight.”

I hope you have a chance to look at these two sites.

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October 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm