Looking Back: The Dodgers Go From Hell To Highwater in Six Years

Looking Back: The Dodgers Go From Hell To Highwater in Six Years

  With the Los Angeles Dodgers up 1-0 over the Houston Astros and in pursuit of their 7th world Series title, and with the entire city once again bleeding Dodger Blue, it’s worth remembering where the Dodgers were a mere six years ago.      That’s when Sports Illustrated called and asked me to spend…

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

  There’s truly something inspiring about traversing a trail with your camera slung over your shoulder and spotting a sign announcing the John Muir Wilderness. Just seeing the majestic beauty that drew the likes of Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and so many others to call the Eastern Sierras home is enough to humble any photographer….

Protesting in The Trump Era

Protesting in The Trump Era

  You know this country is in remarkably disturbing times when the President of the United States calls white supremacists marching to the chant of Nazi slogans “nice people” while calling an American athlete kneeling in silent, non-violent, civil protest of racial injustice a “son of a bitch” who should be fired.      President…

Trump’s “Big Beautiful Wall” vs DACA

Trump’s “Big Beautiful Wall” vs DACA

  I’ve spent over twenty years photographing immigration with particular attention paid to the border region. I’ve seen the wall from Texas to San Diego, from Tijuana to Agua Prieta and in between. So I thought I’d share some of those images with you here as a reminder that the “big, beautiful wall” that Trump…

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth

  Photographs and Text © Todd Bigelow   The drive up US 395 to Mammoth Lakes along the eastern edge of the Sierra Mountains is one I’ve done so many times that I’m convinced I could do it by sound alone. Roll down the windows and point the Subaru north and there’s little doubt I…

The End of DACA Won’t Come Quietly

The End of DACA Won’t Come Quietly

       Ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, should have come as no surprise to anyone. Trump made it clear throughout the campaign and into this presidency that he will govern with racist beliefs as his guide (together with alt-right advisors Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller). Trump spoke often and with blunder…

I Wish More Photographers Were Like Prince

I Wish More Photographers Were Like Prince

The passing of Prince last week gave the world pause to consider the nearly peerless artistic success and untimely death of an iconic musician. He was renowned for his ability to create a distinctive sound and deliver to his worldwide fan base a library of songs that put him among the Lennons, Jacksons, Bowies and Marleys of…

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved…

Open Letter To University Photo-J Programs

Open Letter To University Photo-J Programs

It always starts the same way, usually on a Monday. In fact, I’ve come to expect them so much that I can take bets on when they arrive and feel comfortable that I’d win nearly every time. It’s the “Thank You” email following a weekend of teaching my workshop. At first they were a pleasure to…

Time With Veterans

Time With Veterans

Without comparison, the greatest part of life as a photojournalist is the people you get to spend time with. The profession seldom yields financially rich photographers, but we are compensated beyond belief by the people who enrich our lives by allowing us to spend time with them. And I’m certainly not talking about celebrities. People in…