For 20 years I have photographed NGO activities in Africa and Latin America. It is a privilege to spend time with NGO staffs in the communities in which they work. My pro bono work with NGOs fighting poverty, disease, hunger and illiteracy allows me to view cultures from the inside out. My challenge is to convey the passion, pride and dignity of these people.
I have worked with conservation groups in Africa and Latin America throughout my photography career. My time in the bush, on beaches and atop glaciers with highly educated and trained environmentalists has been a great education. While documenting conservation efforts, I have witnessed so many of the glories of nature and come to understand both the strength and frailties of our planet.