THE REBEL OF SOWETO

South Africa

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boy student South Africa

When the bell rang for children to return to class, this boy didn’t move a muscle. I fell in love with him immediately. Soweto, Johannesburg. Read more

THE 3 A.M. PROJECT

New York

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3 a.m. Project New York

I haven’t posted a photo from the The 3 a.m. Project in a while. So here are a few recent ones. From tonight, and the past few days. I look at these photos and think to myself…how is this person 50 fucking years old??? BTW, I’m 46 or 47…I can’t remember which, because I always lie up. So now I’m not sure what age I am anymore, and I’m too lazy to do the math.  Read more

A GORILLA SMACKED ME IN UGANDA

Uganda

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So as to not bury the lede, a blackback gorilla (the second largest gorilla, and the second in command behind the silverback), RAN UP TO ME AND GAVE ME A PLAYFUL SMACK ON MY RIGHT LEG, THEN GRABBED MY RIGHT THIGH (which felt sort of like an 800-pound gorilla smacking me on my right leg, then grabbing me on my right thigh) today while I was gorilla trekking in Uganda.  Read more

UGANDA’S NEXT DOCTOR AND ENGINEER

Uganda

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I decided to go wandering all afternoon, down through a valley, across a river.

Soon I was both a bit lost, and had a group of 12-14 boys (guessing ages four to 15) walking along with me.

Eventually we stopped near a small waterfall and sat down, everyone crowding around my camera’s LCD to see what water looks like when a camera makes it “stop moving.” “Wow, wow, wow!” “Can I try?” “I want to try!”  Read more