Stories I wrote for National Geographic exploring photography, culture, identity, and colonial legacy.
Dog collar or slave collar? A Dutch museum interrogates a brutal past
Under pressure from former colonies and activists, a storied museum is digging deeper into its collections for a fuller narrative.
The young and lonely hearts of China’s shrinking cities
As China struggles to revive its industrial heartland, its young people grapple with isolation.
On Scottish Islands, a Generation Caught Between Past and Future
Laetitia Vancon intimately portrays young Scots in island communities that are gradually losing their inhabitants.
A Country Where Faith Becomes a 'Necessary Evil'
A photographer returns to his family’s homeland to explore the intersection of Christianity and power in the post-war DRC.
An Identity In Limbo For Post-Soviet Koreans
A mass deportation decades ago brought thousands of Korean immigrants to Central Asia. Now their culture is in danger of vanishing.
Pictures Reveal Life Inside Tiny Futuristic Cubes
Built in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was the benchmark of Japan’s post-war economic boom. Now, its future is uncertain.
A Million People Live in These Underground Nuclear Bunkers
Beneath the streets of Beijing, people live in an underground universe constructed during the Cold War era.
Meet the Worshipers Who Believe They’re Aliens in Human Form
Vale do Amanhecer followers believe they have taken on many Earthly roles, including Spartan warriors, Maya princes, and Egyptian leaders.