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Signage on any given street in DC. I’m probably not supposed to be in here. Photo by Lance Rosenfield


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Hopefully tomorrow the skies will be filled with kites. The tradition in Greece is to fly a kite on the first day of Lent.@myrtophoto



I met Mustafa at this dodgy cafe on Omonoia square in Athens. He comes from Egypt, he is nineteen years old, married with a daughter. He came to Greece as an irregular immigrant and he works as a male prostitute. He didn’t want me to take his picture because of his daughter yet he offered to bring a picture from before he worked as a prostitute. I didn’t use it but I asked him to write down his story for me and this is what he wrote..
I treasure these stories and the time of the people I meet. For “The Attendants” project @myrtophoto this week on @burndiary

Sea Side


One of the under- appreciated aspects of life in Athens is the sea side/ walking by the sea.@myrtophoto

“The Attendants” Project


View of a room in a sex hotel in Athens / With my project “The Attendants” I am really interested to understand the role of the client, the sex workers, male and female, the owners of businesses within the sex industry. The truth is that it is endless..and especially now in these times of the Greek financial crisis. @myrtophoto this week on @burndiary

Interview with a Client


Interview with a client. “I have been going to brothels for ten years. I don’t believe that women like my body”. From my ongoing project “The Attendants”@myrtophoto this week on @burndiary


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Walking near the Acropolis. Love the light at night, the colors. Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos @myrtophoto

Ray of Light


One thing that is still keeping me in Greece is the light and the weather. In a chaotic city like Athens especially in these difficult times, a ray of light can often seem like an oasis./ Pavlos in the car. Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos @myrtophoto this week for @burndiary



Hello! This is my first post for @burndiary. This week I’ll be contributing with some pictures of my daily life in Athens, Greece. This includes my personal project “The Attendants” a project that focuses on prostitution and moments from my life in the city. #inside the Ministry of Development, on assignment for Die Zeit. Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos @myrtophoto

pete marovich – the politics of a democracy

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Pete Marovich

The Politics of a Democracy

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When it comes to politics in the United States, Washington, D.C. is ground zero. This is where it all happens, or doesn’t happen as many would complain.

As a photojournalist covering politics, I have a front row seat to history as our democracy works in all of its magnificence and sometimes its ugliness.

At the White House I have been witness to the President meeting with world leaders, signing bills into law, bestowing honors on soldiers and civilians and sometimes answering tough questions from an inquiring press corps.

Covering the halls of Congress is an experience like no other. A place where politicians snipe at each other one minute and pat each other on the back the next. One minute you can see Senators having a heated debate over a divisive topic like healthcare and later you might see the same Senators chatting it up like old golfing buddies.

Photographing a hearing where Secretary of State Clinton is being grilled on the tragedy in Benghazi or watching Senator Robert Byrd take the owner of a collapsed coal mine in his beloved state of West Virginia to task is about as real as it gets. And having a vantage point sitting in the area between the witnesses and the Members of Congress puts you right in the center of the action.

An then of course there is the spectacle of everyday citizens rallying and marching to have their voices heard. Whether in favor or in protest, the ability of the people to speak freely is one of this country’s most valued and defended rights. It seems you never have to wait long for a protest to pop up in D.C., and every time one does it is just further proof that Democracy is alive and well.

The politics not withstanding.



Pete Marovich is an award-winning photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. He is currently working as a freelancer, contributing to Bloomberg News Photos, McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service, Getty Images, European PressPhoto Agency, United Press International, and SIPA Press. His archive is represented by CORBIS.

His photography has appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Financial Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Woman’s World, The Huffington Post, Politico, Essence, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Daily Beast.

Pete lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area with his wife, Jenny, and their two cats.


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The Journey Continues

This is my last post for @burndiary – a big thank you to the @davidalanharvey @diegorlando @kayaleeberne and all the Burn team for sharing BIOPHILIA through this past week, and to the whole Burn audience for the enthusiast feedback and for the messages. The journey through Argentina continues, so stay tuned @marcovernaschi for future posts. Enjoy!

The Gauchos of Coronel Arias

We spent a great day today with the gauchos of Coronel Arias. Their unforgettable “asado de llama” will be remembered for a long, long time… @marcovernaschi

Photo Tips # 2: NatGeo Editor Speaks

Check this out. No way you won’t get something out of this short preview of a longer conversation with Susan Welchman, a Photo Editor at NatGeo. This is a one time chat like I never had before with a colleague with whom I have collaborated on at least 10 major essays at NatGeoMagazine.

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Twisted Ride

….but only after a long, twisted ride through the Cuesta de Lipan. @marcovernaschi


Nelly, wearing with proud her feathers, in Coctaca.The Samilantes are a cultural group within the Quebrada of Humahuaca. Their tradition lasts since centuries and is inspired by the Nandu bird. Photo by Marco Vernaschi @marcovernaschi