04/24/15 Kazakhstan is preparing a huge space (174 hectares) in the capital of Astana for a special exposition on future energy. 23 countries and 3 international organizations have officially confirmed their participation.
Press were given a tour of the construction on Friday afternoon.
04/24/15 Kazakhstan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erlan Idrissov, speaks with media at the foreign ministry building on Friday morning ahead of the presidential election on Sunday.
[A campaign poster for Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev is displayed in a downtown Astana storefront window with the Baiterek tower reflected in the background.]
04/24/15 I’m back in Kazakhstan in the county’s capital of Astana to cover the snap presidential election which was to have been held in 2016 but was moved forward by a year.
04/14/15 “Turkey’s Voice For Women” was a special event to raise awareness on the issue of violence against women. It was hosted by the Embassy of Turkey with designs by Turkish fashion designer Cemil Ipekçi at the Willard Hotel in Washington DC on Tuesday evening.
[R to L: Designer Cemil Ipekçi, Ambassador Serdar Kiliç and Ms. Susan Ann Davis, Chair of the Board, Vital Voices Global Partnership]
[Ambassador Kiliç and Amelia Wolf]
04/06/15 Max Scherzer (0-1), making the first start of his $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals, was in total control of the home opener versus the New York Mets with a no-hitter into the sixth. Costly errors though allowed the Mets to beat the Nats 3-1 on Monday afternoon. This despite a homer by Bryce Harper – his 3rd opening day homer in 3 years.
[2006 Elephant Walk]
03/06/15 Ringling Bros Circus announced yesterday that they would be ending their century old tradition of using elephants in their shows by 2018. This will bring to an end the sight of elephants walking through the streets of Washington each time the circus came to town. It’s an event I’ve enjoyed photographing through the years
[2011 Elephant Walk]
[2011 Elephant Walk]
[2001 Elephant Walk – I shot while Staff Photographer at The Hill Newspaper. The caption reads “Non-partisan elephants parade in front of the Capitol Monday as the circus came to town.”]
02/19/15 My friend Edie Emery is leaving CNN’s DC office and moving to Nashville. I went to see her off at an “Au Revoir to Edie!” party at Baby Wale in Washington, DC on Thursday night.