Los Angeles, CA, USA
Internationally published photojournalist who has covered the ‘Arab Spring’, the Libyan civil war, the U.S- Iran nuclear deal in Tehran, Iran, drugs war in Rio de Janeiro, the World Cup in Brazil as well as the Amazon Rainforest and a series of reporting at the USA-Mexican border. Has the exceptional talent to work on social conflict issue assignments. Committed to delivering promised results and remaining true to a unique artistic vision. Proficient in production, planning and coordinating.
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- RISC training
- Video capture
Crackland is a part of downtown Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Latin America. A place where drug use and sale runs rampant under the cover of night. Under the rule of drug lords and their customers, the nickname was given as crack cocaine is the cheapest drug around. Hundreds of people of all ages and social classes go there to buy and consume the drug on the streets. The majority of the addicts are part of Sao Paulo’s homeless population who find on the cheap drug an escape from hard reality of the metropolis.
Brazil today is the world’s largest consumer of both pure and crack cocaine according to the federal University of Sao Paulo. About 6 million adults, or 3 % of Brazilians, have tried cocaine in some form. Showing the real power of crack’s degradation was my main target when immersing myself in this universe. spent a total of nine years over hundreds of trips with the intention of photographing this issue in our contemporary history.