Droning On

Just got back from an assignment to Belize and the Philippines for Environmental Defense Fund. We were documenting their global efforts to save fisheries for fishers. To fulfill the assignment John is now flying a fancy drone with a 4K camera attached. Did not get arrested, drone did not get confiscated, and did not crash- so proud.

John Rae Winner in IPA 2015 Contest

The International Photography Awards announced the winners of its 13th photo contest and John Rae has taken 3rd place in the Social Cause Section. The winning photographs were chosen from over 27,000 entries from over 104 countries. The photos are part of an ongoing project to document The Global Fund’s efforts to fight HIV around the world and are from Zambia, Laos, Paraguay, The Gambia and Myanmar.

JR Winner in Comm Arts Photo Annual

Communication Arts announced the winners of its 2015 photo contest and John Rae has been named a winner in the Annual Report category. CA photo contest attracts thousands of entries from around the world and is one of the oldest and most prestigious contests in America. The winning photograph is from Honduras of a young mother holding her newborn child. She is also a recovering TB patient. The WHO reports that of the 9 million new cases of TB in 2013 1.5 million did not survive. The photo was made on assignment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in January 2015.

Sun Clinic Fights TB in Myanmar

Doctor Yu Yu May is one of my heroes of healthcare. She is fighting TB on the front lines of the pandemic in Mandalay, Myanmar. Her community based approach is one of the most effective ways to combat the spread of TB, a disease that claims over 9 million infections per year and kills over 1.5 million people per year. Here is her video.

Promoting Financial Inclusion in Peru

Just back from Peru on assignment for ACCION, a Boston based NGO that promotes financial inclusion. We traveled overland from Cusco to Puno to meet ACCION clients who are benefiting from the programs. Best moment: learning how to call the Lake Chicken from Jorge Vilca Charca, an Uros Indian living on a reed island in the middle of Lake Titicaca. Click here to be directed to the gallery.

El Salvador and Honduras

Just back from El Salvador and Honduras on assignment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Click here to be directed to the gallery.

AP 30 Photo Contest Winner

John Rae Photography Winner in AP 30 Photo Contest

American Photographer has announced the winners of the AP 30 Photo Contest . AP is one of the most prestigious Photo Contests in the US. The winning photograph was chosen from tens of thousands of entries from over 80 countries. The photo was shot on assignment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in Cape Town’s infamous Pollsmoor Prison. Prisons are wonderful incubators of TB and AIDS and the GF supports efforts to fight the two pandemics in prisons around the world.

Last Day in Moz

Last Day in Moz

Last day in Mozambique. Full morning of rain. Rickety boats. And when the sun finally comes out- running aground a mile from shore in super stinky mud. Glamorous.