Treating Tuberculosis - With roughly two million new cases each year in India alone, the sub continent is home to one quarter of all tuberculosis patients world wide. Founded in Delhi in 2005 Operation Asha (Op Asha), an NGO dedicated to the eradication of TB, has taken a low cost, local approach to dealing with both the staggering patient load as well as the devastating social stigma associated with the illness. View...

It's Not Easy Being Green - In the north west corner of Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, lies the 13th Compound. A little old place where inhabitants and entrepreneurs get together and do more then just live in squalor, they recycle it.

Taking advantage of it's prime location in the heart of Mumbai, the recycling industry in the 13th Compound has grown substantially in capacity over the past twenty years more than tripling the number of active businesses in the neighbourhood. Today the Compound accounts for roughly forty percent of Mumbai's total recycling and eats its way though thousands of kilograms of waste everyday.

Escape From Traffic: Odanadi - Around 1.2 million children are involved in prostitution in India, making up roughly 40% of the nation's sex workers, while an untold more are forced into labor or criminal gangs. Founded in 1993 by Stanley Varagaies and Parashurama Mynakahalli, Odanadi is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) focused on disrupting the organized exploitation and trafficking of children in India. Each year Odanadi's diligent field workers, founding directors and on staff councilors work with anonymous informants and the police to locate, rescue, and house children at risk. View...

Anushka In-Repair - Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the intestines. Currently incurable, common symptoms include abdominal pain, malnutrition, exhaustion and weight loss.

Diagnosed at age 12 Anushka Nagji has worked hard to keep the disease from taking undue control of her life. Always pushing the boundaries of her personal and physical limitations Anushka has become an accomplished performance poet and student of law at the University of Victoria. Unfortunately in early 2010 her symptoms began to flair up again. Her condition continued to deteriorate forcing her to take a semester off from school and eventually causing her to be hospitalized.

I spent time with Anushka as she dealt with the loss of control and isolation brought on by this debilitating disease.


At Home - Over the last 40 years as western society has become increasingly affluent the expectation that young adults can and will move out and afford a place of their own has become a social norm.

Both societal and peer pressure have played sizeable roles in stigmatizing the practice of living at home. Despite these setbacks an increasing number of adults in their early and mid twenties, usually carrying heavy debt loads, are returning home or forgoing leaving at all.

This Arctic Life - Inaccessible by road, tucked away 1300 miles from the nearest metropolitan centre, Iqaluit, the capital city of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut, remains one of North America's final frontiers. The transition the local Inuit have made from a nomadic lifestyle to a modern urban lifestyle has been both recent and rapid. As a result many social constructs governing expected behavior are still radically different to what southerners would consider "normal". Sexual abuse, assault and substance addiction are common issues faced by most families.

I spent two months with Evie Onalik and her three daughters Levi, Uqi and Akeeshoo documenting them as they face both the joys and struggles of contemporary Inuit life.

 A Hard Day's Night - From poets to plumbers, construction workers to comedians these days it seems most everyone has been working like a dog. Making money to buy "things", its all too easy to get lost on a merry-go-round that is all work and no play.

This project is a light hearted look at today's 20-somethings as they attempt to take back the night and inject a little fun and leisure into their otherwise overworked, underpaid and increasingly socially disconnected lives.

The Face of New York - It is easy when looking at city as iconic as New York to overlook the millions of people who live their day to day lives in the city that never sleeps. While living in NYC I spent one day each week wandering the streets of a different neighborhoods looking for New Yorkers in an attempt to document and share the true face of those who live in, and ultimately define the City of New York. View...