I visited Australian researcher Dr. Kate Brandis who has been relying upon citizen scientists to send her feather samples from around the country to get an idea of the health of Australia's wetlands and bird populations. You can view the article here.
While Australia has legalized Cannabis for medical use, conservatism and bureaucratichurdles have made it difficult for many patients to access the medicine they desperately need. I worked on a piece on the issue recently, you can read the full story here.
My first time having a picture with the hallowed yellow rectangle. An image of the Sydney Opera House for National Geographic Magazine's places to visit in 2018, coming in at number 4.
The piece can be viewed here.
The Sydney suburb of Cabramatta has a rough history of a thriving drug trade and gang activity born out of it's Vietnamese refugee roots. Fast forward to today and it is a dynamic example of how refugee communities can evolve into positive and vibrant. I spent a day there for the New York Times, you can see the story here.
Does Australia need more coal mines? Journalist Jacqui Williams and I looked at this question around rural Queensland in light of the proposed Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin. The story ran A1 in the International Edition.
The full piece can be viewed here.
I travelled to the Great Barrier Reef with a team of marine scientists and Australian bureau chief Damien Cave for the New York times to look at coral species that are showing resiliency in the face of warming ocean temperatures.
You can read the full piece here.
I travelled to Rockhampton, Queensland on a commission for TIME Magazine to work on a story about the growing crisis in Australia with the highly addictive drug crystal methamphetamine.
The story can be seen here.
After pitching the story almost a year ago, that moons finally aligned for me to be able to shoot an interesting story for the New York TImes on a Basketball team of Sudanese Australian youth who were finding success overseas in the United States. The "Savannah Pride" have humble roots, most of the players came to Australia as refugees or are the sons of refugees.
I shot stills and 360 video for the piece that was a feature in the launch of the recently opened Australian bureau for the paper.
You can see the finished online piece here and the print edition below.
In late 2016 I spent a month reporting on a suicide epidemic in the remote Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat with the support of a grant from the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting. The work aimed to reframe the journalistic narrative of despair too often applied to the sophisticated issues facing First Nations communities.
I was lucky enough to spend 12 days in a rented campervan road-tripping across Australia's vast Nullarbor Plain for the New York Times Magazine. The story ran online here as well as in the print edition of the Magazine.