Rolling around with gorillas* at Kwita Izina, Rwanda’s naming ceremony for baby gorillas

Today is Kwita Izina, the annual Rwandan ceremony for naming new baby mountain gorillas. Last year my husband and I got one of the many free invitations to the event and I recorded our experiences. This was my first time … Continued

Please don’t photograph for free just because you want to go to [insert country name]

  I’m going to say this straight: please don’t photograph for free just because you want to see Malawi or Cambodia or Haiti. “But the client will pay for my plane ticket and hotels and meals so it’s worth it … Continued

Traveling around Katanga province in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

A road in Katanga province, DRC When you’re working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), you have to leave plenty of time for getting around. Infrastructure is poor, bordering on nonexistent in some places. And since the country … Continued

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