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Best of Yellowknife – photography

Here is what I consider to be the best of my Yellowknife photography.     Advertisements

Cuba street photography – Camagüey

I visited Cuba for the second time in more than a decade in December. The country holds a special place in my heart. I hope to get back this year to do a photo documentary project on where it is at at this point in its history. This time I went to the third largest, … Continue reading

I joined a second line parade in Central City New Orleans — photos

During a visit to New Orleans for a photography workshop last week, a fellow photographer told me about a cultural event in her neighbourhood every Sunday in Central City called a second line parade. It was my second time visiting the city, and I needed a change from where I was staying in Mid City … Continue reading

Photojournalism Portfolio as of 2013

Photo captions from left to right: Recent articles containing my photography: http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/919585–symposium-uses-magic-dance-to-teach-kids-about-bullying-suicide http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/923551–guelph-public-school-pilots-community-art-project http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/921596–guelph-s-green-energy-plan-draws-national-attention

Science Behind Sandy By Robin Grant

Science Behind Sandy By Robin Grant Written for a Science Reporting Class, Carleton School of Journalism ——– When Hurricane Sandy made landfall south of Atlantic City, New Jersey late on October 29th, it had barreled north toward the East Coast from the Caribbean, leaving disaster in its wake. Around the same time, a cold front moved … Continue reading

Invasive Ant Finally Gets Its Real Name

Invasive Ant Finally Gets Its Real Name By Robin Grant Written for a Science Reporting Class, Carleton School of Journalism —– An invasive ant ravaging Gulf Coast states for over a decade is now confirmed to be a species of a crazy ant native to South America and the Caribbean, according to a recent study. … Continue reading

In Pictures: New York City and the storm (Photos by Robin Grant)

At the end of October, as the fall term in the Carleton School of Journalism program reaches its slog point – where the initial enthusiasm of beginning a term runs dry and the drag-your-feet-in-the-mud, but get-it-done attitude takes hold – I decided to head to New York City for a pick-me-up. Aside from a much-needed change of scenery, I went for another … Continue reading

Book Review (from 2010) Hugh Pope’s “Dining with Al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the Many Worlds of the Middle East”

Reporting on the Middle East by Western media overemphasizes Islam as a framework and/or analytical tool to understand the region. It presents simplistic dichotomies: the good “moderates” and the bad “radicals.” This tendency leads to misleading coverage of conflict, according to Hugh Pope, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, in his 2010 memoir Dining with Al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the … Continue reading