Rodeo Girls is an ongoing portrait project about young girls from Texas who compete in rodeos.
These individuals have a fundamentally different idea about their femininity and a contrasting attitude towards gender roles. They are engaged in activities that traditionally were reserved for men; they possess great physical strength and demonstrate their dominance over animals.
I am interested in the limitation these girls face in expressing their femininity and the transference of it onto animals.
— Ilona Szwarc
In the former Soviet city of Tblisi, one can find the marks of history in every space and on every inhabitant—these environmental portraits speak to the burdens of the past that we all carry.
A series of portraits from Ethiopia intended to increase the visibility of the inhabitants of a land rife with forced resettlements — and also to promote reflection about the identity of a culture in the process of irreversible change.
In the heart of Mexico City lies Tepito, the "Barrio Bravo," where you can find just as easily find tomorrow's new movie releases (on pirated DVDs) to an AK-47—along with an indomitable spirit and a fiercely traditional defiance to anything coming from the outside.
has documented the dazzling "transformer-style" traveling stage trucks used by all kinds of performers throughout Taiwan. The elaborate stages on wheels are giant, gaudy, glowing structures that travel virtually non-stop across the country — unfolding in a matter of minutes to reveal their magical settings, only to pack up and leave again minutes after a performance has finished.