Back postings

These are the postings on my previous website, from May 2007 to October 1, as they originally appeared. Many of these links may no longer be working.

October 1, 2009

The Coast has published a long-form version of my first trip through Afghanistan, where I spent a month traveling alone through the country disguised as an Afghan. Fun stuff.

September 5, 2009

There will be a hiatus in my international reporting, as I arrive in New York City to take on a graduate fellowship at New York University. Still, I'm itching to get back, and hope to organize another extended reporting trip to Afghanistan this coming summer.

May 24, 2009

My article "Adam's Fall" continues to win awards. Last night it took home the 2008 Canadian Association of Journalists Award in the Community Newspaper category, and was a runner-up for Print Feature. Earlier this month, it won the Atlantic Journalism Award for Enterprise Reporting.

May 13, 2009

Last February, my 6,000 word investigative report, "Adam's Fall", published in The Coast, examined Halifax's landmark Macdonald Bridge as a chronic suicide hot-spot. The article lead to a great deal of publicity on the issue, including two days of coverage on CBC Television. While at the time the Bridge Commission denied that barriers to prevent suicide were feasible from an engineering perspective, they've recently revised that opinion, and have now issued tenders for barriers--which may help save lives.

Read more about it here.

February 14, 2009

I have a feature in this Saturday's Globe & Mail on the economic crisis in Iran and its implications for the Iranian presidential election this June.

You can find the article here.

December 21, 2008

The National Post has published a three-part series by me on my month-long journey alone through Afghanistan. I travelled through the mountainous heart of the country, often disguised as an Afghan, in order to photograph and chronicle the lives of ordinary people there.

You can find links to the three articles here.

November 6, 2008

The British indie journal Bad Idea Magazine has a long article and photos by me in its fall edition, profiling the rise and success of Croatian turbo-folk kingpin Alen Borbas.

In what I hope is an entertaining read, I chronicle this colourful figure's flamboyant lifestyle, sharp and shady business dealings, and connections to indicted war criminals, while casting light generally on the rise of a post-war nouveau riche in Croatia.

An online version is not available but you can pick up a copy of Bad Idea in most well-stocked book stores, if you're not already familiar with this very hip source of innovative photo essays and literary journalism.

November 1, 2008

You can find an article and photos recounting my year-long sailing trip around the Atlantic in this month's issue of SAIL Magazine.

An online version should eventually be available atwww.sailmagazine.com.

August 17, 2008

The September issue of Progress Magazine features an article by me on the rise of Web 2.0 companies in Atlantic Canada.

You can read it here.

June 5, 2008

I've been named a winner of 2008 Dalton Camp Award.

More about it here.

May 11, 2008

This Sunday's edition of the Nova Scotian, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald's weekly magazine, carries an article by me on Nova Scotia's suicide prevention strategy.

It will be available on the Herald's website for only a brief time; however, you can view a PDF version in the Writing section of this website.

February 7, 2008

I have a major investigative article published in today's issue of The Coast, dealing with the issue of Halifax's Macdonald Bridge being a known suicide hotspot.

The article looks at the issue through the lens of one family's tragic experience of their young son's suicide.

You can view it here.

February 5, 2008

I will be appearing on CBC's 'News at Six' in Nova Scotia tomorrow evening, as part of the network's coverage of my upcoming article on bridge suicides.

Here's a link to their site, which contains (for the time being) a clip of the segment: 'News at Six'.

January 31, 2008

Two recent music articles in the Coast:

Andru Branch - January 24, 2008.

Anew Airship - January 3, 2008.

January 12, 2008

Last weekend I had the privilege of shooting the lovely Mary Grace Koile, an up-and-coming Halifax folk artist. You can find her promotional pictures in the band portraits portfolio now.

Check out her MySpace for some sweet tuneage!

August 19, 2007

Earlier this month, I was up in beautiful Antigonish, Nova Scotia, shooting the annual Evolve Music Festival that takes place there in the summers. I've put together a photo essay documenting the crowd and communal life, which you can check out on the photo essays page.

July 17, 2007

A photoshoot with the very hep cats at Anew Airship has been added to the band portraits portfolio.

The boys have an EP in the works and you can find some of those tracks on their MySpace.

May 26, 2007

A photo essay depicting our epic, 11-month voyage circumnavigating the North Atlantic in a 50-foot sailboat has been added to the photo essays page.