Tarana Burke has been talking about #MeToo for over a decade and when the movement entered the public consciousness in a big way, she wasn't so sure it was a good thing. Hashtags are fads. What she's been doing for years is hard work. Engaging peoples' stories. Finding people support. Encouraging truth and change. She had 15 minutes for me at 8pm and was nothing but generous with that time. When I left, she went back to work. #Inspiration. Shot for #TheGuardian
I must have arrived home to the sounds of my father’s classical music. There’s a photo of me, 3 days old, a shriveled prune with a purple claw hanging over the edge of a crocheted blanket, propped up next to one of my father’s trombones which outsizes me by ten times.Read More
Summer of Love, England 2017. Parents-in-Law facing a sudden downpour, A.K.A. British weather.Read More
Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.Read More
"I remember when you were one. We were flying a kite on the beach at Cape Cod and we both wanted to see how high it could go...Read More
My father recovering from a stroke.Read More
Actress Kelly MacDonald of Trainspotting 2 photographed by photographer Ali Smith for New York Family Magazine.Read More
Contact me if your daughter, up to age 15 and located in NYC, would like to be involved in a video project about female empowerment. The hope is that when my son is older and I explain to him how, in 2016, we elected a President of The United States who undermines women at every opportunity, he'll say to me "Wow! That's insane! Things are so much better for women now. That would never happen!"Read More
The Guardian sent me to DC to unearth stories behind why people marched in the historic Women's March on Washington, Saturday, January 21st.
Some words that come to my mind to describe the day: powerful. poignant. prideful. hopeful. encouraging. meaningful. shocking.
So much has changed since the Presidential election in terms of my optimism, my sense of safety, my vision of what's to come. It's been a difficult time. Something that helps to combat the stress is spending time with families and focussing my lens, physically and mentally, on the love and connection there.
I recently photographed Nicole Kenney's family. Nicole's a photographer so she appreciated some of the more off kilter shots that I love to make. Here are a few of my favorites.
Some of my favorite unpublished moments from election night 2016. The feeling of watching one little girl's mood turn from elation to devastation wrecked me.Read More
My lovely niece, Lizzie, lives very close to nature. It's a childhood very different to mine and different than my son's, although he gets to experience it alongside her when we visit. Through watching her comfort and ease with animals and dirt, I've become more acclimated. I learn a lot by watching her. Not least of all, how not to be scared of worms.
Forest School is not something that happens for us much, meaning ever, in New York City. So when in rural England... #Skipton #Yorkshire
In the window of our adopted home in London for part of Summer, 2016.
I can be stern with him. I can tell him he's being silly and say he knows I'm coming back soon. But when he falls to pieces because I'm heading out the door, there's a part of me that melts and never wants to stop feeling this important to him.
Day 16. London, Backyard. Computer repaired after 10 days. Settling in to daily life. Laundry on the line. Picnic with the worms and slugs. Laziness, a concept nonexistent in New York.
UK Summer 2016, Day 5. 1st Morning in London.
UK Summer 2016, Day 3. In the Garden.