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Bangkok. Shot today for my “Dream Hotel” series. This is a project I actually started 5 years ago, yet it’s been on the back burner all this time. It will most likely be a zine rather than a book. This hotel swimming pool will be the location for our Magnum workshops final slideshow of student work from Jacob Aue Sobel’s class and mine as well. If you are in town, come to the Dream Hotel rooftop pool at 7pm Saturday 10-29.




Bangkok. Dream Hotel.

Dream Hotel


For my series “Dream Hotel”. My role here in Bangkok is to be guiding and mentoring my 14 students in our @magnumphotos workshop here. We are parallel with Jacob Aue Sobol and we’ve had joint sessions with our respective classes. Pictured here is Olivia Aviña Estévez who is assisting me with our class. After the workshop I will be full on shooting for Dream Hotel and BeachGames projects. @jacobauesobolnew @oliweirdtwist #bangkok




Here in Bangkok it’s been all so far hanging poster print show and mostly dealing with time reverse. Our workshops start Sunday. So I haven’t had time to really shoot yet. Heading out now for a bit of night shooting, Yet even when I’m not on the case shooting heavy I sketch and play with my iPhone.



I think I can speak here properly for all the international photographers and organizations who were guests here for the first Xposure International Photo Festival in Sharjah UAE in expressing our gratitude for exceptional hospitality. The big warm. His Excellency Sheikh Sultan (center) made it happen by reaching out to World Press Photo, The Associated Press, Magnum, Canon, and about 25 iconic photographers to create workshops, seminars and exhibitions. As photography gains incredible popularity world wide , Sheikh Sultan’s own personal interest in photography has manifested itself here in Sharjah. a cultural and art center here in the Emirates. Check out www.Xposure.AE. Sheikh Sultan is flanked here by General Humad Al Hudaidi and his son Mohammed. Thank you. Shokran. @xposurexpf



Old Dubai. One of my photographs on exhibit at the Xposure International Photo Festival in Sharjah UAE. There are just two days left for this wide range of photo exhibitions , workshops, and equipment displays. I will lead a Magnum panel discussion at 7pm this evening with Carolyn Drake and Ian Berry. Please join us.@magnumphotos

Father and son


Father and son. The rulers of Dubai. Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan @faz3 and father His Highness Sheikh Mohammed watch the final horse race at the Dubai World Cup. Sheikh Hamdan, 32, is an avid adventure photographer as he travels around the world as an active ambassador for Dubai. Check out his IG account (4.2m) and you will see he is a skydiver, scuba diver, and horseman superior. This team never rests. Always on the move to mirror a positive image for Dubai and the UAE. I’ve just returned to the UAE. This time with an exhibition of my work now displayed in Sharjah at the Xposure Photo Festival. The UAE holds a special fascination for me especially since the culture is so different from Latin America where I most often work. The photographs of mine on exhibit now in Sharjah are eclectic in theme. The hospitality extended to me in both Dubai and Sharjah is the most extraordinary official hospitality in my life. I am a complete outsider, yet they have extended warm arms . I plan a book soon on the UAE “Up From Sand” a visual exploration of a young country rising very fast from the desert in less than 40 years . Unbelievable. Stay tuned for more photos from Dubai and Sharjah and keep your eye on my IG Stories.



Dried wedding flowers.




Bangkok. I start my Magnum photo workshop here on Saturday with a double header pop up gallery opening with my Magnum colleague Jacob Aue Sobol. If you are in Bangkok come to our artists talk at RMA Institute, 238 soi Sainamthip 2, Sukhumvit 22, Klongtoey Road. 6pm. 2 weeks ago I was riding out a hurricane at home in the outer banks. Survived it. Jumped on a plane to Dubai and my exhibit opening in Sharjah. No time to breathe. Then another plane to Bangkok where for me now day is night and night is day. Jet lag supreme. I think since 5 hrs sleep is my norm, when the clock gets reversed it hits me harder than most. Anyway it’s a crazy life. From my front porch to literally around the world. As much traveling as I’ve done it still pretty much blows my mind. Yet now it’s time to focus on others. Their work their lives. A unique once in a lifetime experience. Compressed. Yet real pictures in real time. That’s the ultimate adventure. Come see us if you are in town.