2017 was a great and a tough year photographing. I photographed amazing places, beautiful people, people powering through hard times, and natural disasters. I got to work with great clients, travel with some inspiring people, and be in some difficult places with people who are truly dedicated to helping others.
Here are a few highlights of some projects I did this year. I am truly blessed.
Did a photo workshop to Havana and Trinidad Cuba with my workshop company Camera Voyages. An amazing trip it was!
On the runway with Americares as a plane full of emergency supplies starts it's engines destined for the Virgin Islands destroyed by hurricane Irma.
At an indigenous settlement In the Chaco region of Paraguay. An area struggling with poverty, scarce water, lack of opportunity. These kids have no toys but they make rifles with a few legos.
Puerto Rico se Levanta" Photographed in my motherland after the devastating hurricane Maria. I was both sad and proud to see my people helping each other and powering through the lack of everything.
"Happy boys" No matter what peoples circumstances are, they can be happy. India, one of my favorite places.
My most awesome group of travelers I took on a "Road Trip Through Rajasthan" for a photo workshop.
Traveled to Kenya to document stories on micro loans for women. This woman was able to start her farm and small business with a micro loan.
A temporary health clinic set up in a closed gas station damaged by hurricane Maria
The beauty of the people of Rajasthan India.
This little girl was at the temporary clinic in the mountains of central Puerto Rico for a check up.
Hospitality everywhere you go in Kenya.
Looking for the perfect portrait in Rajasthan. She was very shy so I was not totally successful, but I like the abstract shape and color. I will always be searching for the perfect shot!
This family in a shelter in central Puerto Rico after there home was destroyed by hurricane Maria.
An artist and his wife rode out the storm at their waterfront home with the waves crashing at their door. Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Old trees ripped down and houses destroyed in Vieques, Puerto Rico
A Kenyan women building her new kitchen by hand, with a design that will reduce smoke.
A young family in Kenya.
I am so lucky to work with such dedicated people helping others.
Women outside of Mombassa, Kenya waiting their turn to b examined for obstetric fistula.
A young girl with her little brother waiting for her mother at a clinic outside Mombassa, Kenya.
A boy waiting his turn to have his teeth checked at a free dental clinic in Mexico.
A young girl waiting for plastic surgery in Mombassa, Kenya
Took a group to photograph in Nepal, and trekked to Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
Grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter Mexico City.
Mother and daughter waiting their turn at a temporary clinic outside of Mexico City.
Went with my 15 year old daughter to Everest Base Camp. One of my proudest moments.
A young boy with old burn wounds wating for surgery that will change his life in Mombassa, Kenya
Created a group to fundraise for an orphanage in Nepal.
Fundraisng for Kids of Kathamdu also helped build schools devastated by the earthquake in Nepal
Two sisters in Pedernales, Equador. Documenting relief work after the earthquake.
Mother and daughter Pedernales, Ecuador.
A little boy in the window of his home. El Chaco, Paraguay.
A teacher and her son, El Chaco Paraguay.
Photographed surgeons in Kenya and Tanzania changing peoples lives by sharing plastic surgery techniques.
Marathon key after Hurricane Irma.
A young girl in the Chaco, Paraguay. Its a tough life in the Chaco.
The non stop riot of color and texture in India.
Above the clouds in Nepal.
At Mardi Himal base camp. Another mountain in Nepal. My last trek of the year.
And these guys....whats not to love.
Hoping and wishing everyone that 2018 is full of beauty and peace.