Micah is an independent photojournalist and writer represented by Redux Pictures, who has documented and brought attention to major world issues in Sudan, DR Congo, Syria, Yemen, Chad, Central African Republic, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Kenya and many others. His regular clients include, The New York Times, Newsweek, BBC World, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Times, World Policy Journal, The Sacramento Bee, British Airways, Business Week, Runner’s World, Lonely Planet, The North Face, The World Food Programme, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, among others.
He has spent the last five years focusing on human rights, the global food crisis, refugee’s, the internally displaced and issues of migration, gender-based violence, public health and insecurity.
His work has also earned several awards including his coverage of the post-election unrest in Kenya’s Rift Valley.
David Wawrzynski Well ... that pretty much sums it up. You've embraced a career for yourself that is in lock-step with media tactic - There's big money in breaking news that showcases human suffering ... i.e. war, famine, blight, disease, disaster, etc. etc. I think it's so us fat dumb and happy type can sit in the comfort of our recliners, eating our sweets laden with sugar milled from 3rd world countries, and think to ourselves: "I'm glad that isn't me." Good luck in your continued photojournalism. Stay safe! on 2010-07-13, at 08:21:12
Renan Rosa Nice to read your humanitarian vision David.
Just can't imagine Micah sitting in a comfortable chair delighting a sweet candy, and looking out the window of the third world, grateful to be a lucky man who does not undergo any of these problems. I see a photographer working hard for his art and doing it very well. on 2010-07-13, at 15:11:38
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.