"For me the noise of time is not sad: I love clocks, watches - and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras in short were clocks for seeing..."

                                                            - Roland Barthes

My book, Political Graffiti and Global Human Rights: Take Another Look is available from Rowman and Littlefield or through Amazon. It was published in October 2023 and is a collaboration with Evan Renfro, my colleague at the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Speaking Graffiti: Imaging Human Rights from Belfast to the West Bank is here. This article, published in 2021, in the Humanity and Society Journal is another collaboration with Evan Renfro at the University of Northern Iowa and a predecessor of our current book.

 

Another article, Pilgrims, Protest Tourists and Palestinians: Abu Dis, Bethlehem and Dheisheh Camp, was published by the Journal of Humanity and Society.

 

Beyond the Wall in Dheisheh Camp: From Local to Transnational Image-Making, an article in the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal, is here. 

 

Nakba Day: The Ephemera of Martyrdom an article about the intersection of art and politics amid the dueling narratives of Israel and Palestine is here.

 

A book chapter from The Landscape of 9/11: A Photographer's Journey may be downloaded as a PDF here. The chapter, Bearing Witness: Memorial Murals in Belfast and Bethlehem, is primarily about the practice of documentation. 

Some of my digital video work samples are here, including my recent work-in-progress The Other Side of the Mountain.

 

Some of my current and past student's work samples are here. Showcases of this work are organized here. 

 

 

My latest short video, The Other Side of the Mountain, is here at the top of the page. After my father died in 2007 my mother moved, and I inherited seven metal boxes full of Kodak color slides shot between 1955 and 1969. The arrangement of the slides in these boxes was meant to be chronological and well-organized, including a corresponding list that my mother took great pains to write. The list is faulty though and the images shifted. Perhaps someone was careless when putting them away after a family slideshow or perhaps they exist like memories in a fluid changeable order. The password is Joan.

 Photographs are available for viewing on my Flickr Photostream. Additional video may be viewed on my YouTube Channel.