The prison gates shut with a reverberating claaang.  Somber violins threaten in the background. Prisoners lurk and grapple against the bars of their cells, following you as you hurry to pass by.  And then, the climactic moment.  The camera whirls around the corner, as if pulled, and shows…. A man, standing serenely in the center…

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My college dining hall was a glorious, all-you-can-eat buffet.  Weekend brunches were a particular highlight, when pancakes and quiche and platters of bacon appeared, alongside a row of Belgian waffle makers and a bottomless supply of batter.  I was particularly fond of the waffle makers because they created a giant Yale “Y” in the middle…

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I showed up at Yale with two crammed suitcases, two bright eyes, and two main goals:  Learn everything I could, and fill my passport with stamps as soon as humanly possible. This was back when I thought world travel was expensive, complicated, and not do-able alone.  I assumed that the only way I could afford…

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One of the best parts about writing this blog is that I get to spend a good deal of time with photographers.  Talking with them.  Laughing with them.  Strategizing with them about their brands, and discussing their deepest hopes and dreams in intensive one-on-one sessions.  And let me tell you something I’ve learned: Photographers are…

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