University of Arizona: Business of Photography Workshop

University of Arizona: Business of Photography Workshop

Oct 3rd and 4th from 9:30am-5:00pm daily. Breaks and lunch (lunch not provided but many choices within walking distance). Returning to the home of the Wildcats for the second year in a row! Register early as last year’s sold out! 15% OFF TUITION UNTIL SEPT 18TH. ENTER CODE BoP15 ON CHECKOUT Todd Bigelow Photography

Supreme Court Hears SB1070, The “Show Me Your Papers” State Law Targeting Undocumented Immigrants

(All Images © Todd Bigelow. Registered with the US Copyright Office. Please do not publish or share without written permission from Todd Bigelow and/or his licensing agents. Copyright compliance measures are used and enforced to prevent unauthorized use.) Two years after leading the nation into a new era of racial profiling, Arizona’s controversial law SB1070…

Behind the Scenes with NBC Sports & Golf Channel

Behind the Scenes with NBC Sports & Golf Channel

Shooting a behind the scenes story can go one of two ways. Either you get the access needed to tell a story, or you get the runaround and get the story the subject wants you to have. It’s a dance that is played out by willing participants who understand each others role. The subject knows…

Supreme Court to Weigh In on SB1070

Supreme Court to Weigh In on SB1070

Though the Obama administration would surely have preferred that the US Supreme Court decline to rule on the legality of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, thus leaving the federal appeals court rule striking down the most significant portions of the law as the defining word, it’s likely best that the SCOTUS put the issue to rest…

Another “Show Me Your Papers” State

Another “Show Me Your Papers” State

  Another Arizona? South Carolina police will now employ their “reasonable suspicion” to determine if a person is in their state illegally. Unless a person is observed climbing a border fence or otherwise illegally entering the country, how the hell can anyone have a “reasonable suspicion” the person is in South Carolina (or Arizona, or…

Immigrant Scapegoating: Must be Election Season

Immigrant Scapegoating: Must be Election Season

You know it’s campaign season when immigration shoots to the top of the news. Every politician has their list of talking points and immigration is always amongst them. Unfortunately, as is the case with most politicians, spinning the facts to fit their perspective is more prevalent than simply speaking the truth. The last few days…

Gun Billboard Leads to Find on Way to Tucson Shooting Site

Gun Billboard Leads to Find on Way to Tucson Shooting Site

I went to Tucson last week to gauge, in photos, the community’s attempt to recover from the shooting rampage. The rhetoric coming from all political parties was already evolving into the steady drone of a buzzing pest that left me with the feeling of hearing it all but listening to nothing. But that’s okay because…

President Obama Announces Immigration Reform Package

President Obama Announces Immigration Reform Package

By now there isn’t much new to say about immigration reform. President Obama made his plan for comprehensive reform known today and, to no one’s surprise, Republicans for the most part slammed it. Claiming the reform package which, incidentally, is co sponsored by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, is nothing more than an attempt to legalize…

Senator McCain and his Pandering on Immigration Reform

Senator McCain and his Pandering on Immigration Reform

Nothing drives me crazier than hypocrisy. Nothing makes me want to run into traffic more than a politician who blatantly flip flops on issues and then blames the “interpretation” or “the media” for “misinterpreting” remarks. Folks, when a politician introduces and/or supports legislation, the bill works it’s way through congress. It’s pretty hard to “misinterpret”…

My Time with US/Mexico Border Rancher Robert Maupin

My Time with US/Mexico Border Rancher Robert Maupin

(All Images © Todd Bigelow. Registered with the US Copyright Office. Please do not publish or share without written permission from Todd Bigelow and/or his licensing agents. Copyright compliance measures are used and enforced to prevent unauthorized use.) The Los Angeles Times profiled a US/Mexico border rancher today on the top of the front page….