About Me


I'm an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, and journalist. I'm proud to be a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography -- and a member of IATSE Local 600. I'm also the founder and artistic director of The Aftermath Project, a grant-making, educational non-profit founded on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.”  

I teach and talk a lot about aftermath and visual literacy issues; I've particularly enjoyed the lectures I've done at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, and the 2013 TedX talk I gave in Nashville, "Storytelling in a Post-Journalism World." And I'm having a great time teaching The Community Storytelling Project at Venice Arts. 

Most of all, though, I love making photos. 

You can see more of my photography here: 


Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa 

(my long-term project about forgiveness  

traditions in post-conflict African countries) 


Modern Rituals 

(my documentary wedding website) 

And you can learn about my documentary films here: 

Fambul Tok