I grew up in a small coastal town in Rhode Island, home to beach bums and fishermen alike, and attended The George Washington University. During college I played Division I soccer and majored in visual communications, all the while volunteering for photo editors at National Geographic.
In August of 2012, I co-founded GRAIN with my wife, Lexey Swall, and my close friend and colleague Tristan Spinski.
I concentrate on issues that shape personal and cultural identity. My Pulitzer Prize nominated project, “It’s Not a House, It’s a Home,” explores how the foreclosure crisis in Florida defined a new class of homelessness. My recent project in Cuba considers how governance molds individuality. And in my ongoing project 3 Millimeters, the quiet depletion of land is the catalyst for the evolution of the inhabitants’ identity.
Clients include: AARP, The Atlantic Magazine, Audubon Society Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, MSNBC.com, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, NIKE, PBS NewsHour, Smithsonian Magazine, stern, Univision, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, The Weather Channel, Wired