November 20, 2005 |
They are at opposite ends of the "artistic" spectrum but equally passionate, creative in the face of adversity and overwhelmingly talented, and they launched my second career as a photographer. The first were the ironworkers at Walt Disney Concert Hall, whom I began photographing shortly after leaving office as Los Angeles County district attorney. Their athleticism and skill on a project that seemed impossible astounded me.
August 15, 1999 |
In a world where the United States is trading with Vietnam, considering an end to the embargo of North Korea and arranging food aid to Libya and Iran, Cuba stands like a relic of history. The island nation and its giant neighbor seem stuck in a time warp, with the U.S. policy toward Cuba still centered on the trade embargo first imposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Yet rational experts say that life in Cuba has become too complex to simply open the door to U.S. investment.
July 13, 1996 |
The bearded man in the hard hat, waiting at a bus stop for a ride up the crimson mountain to the nickel mine just outside town, says he pays little heed to global politics. But this forklift operator does know that in the two years since Canadians began investing in the mine here, his life has grown better. "They have improved our wages and increased our productivity," he said of the outsiders.