I learned how to publish photos online contributing to Indymedia.

Inside the computer lab at UCSC’s Merrill College, I was using a scanner to digitize photos of papier-mâché puppets my group made for an environmental studies project.

I didn’t know what format to choose for saving my photos. An Indymedia volunteer said “.jpg”.

Immediately, I published the photos on Santa Cruz Indymedia’s open-publishing website, and have contributed thousands of photos to Indymedia since then.

Painting Bush

Papier-mâché puppets

My photos have been used in books, newspapers, magazines, posters, flyers, films, and more, including a textbook called History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism.

I appreciate when people ask me about using my photos, and when people let me know how the photos are being utilized.

I haven’t tried too hard over the years to keep track of where my photos end up, often without permission, however below you will find a rough listing …



  • The Miami Model — documentary on 2003 FTAA protests in Miami
  • El Enemigo Común — documents paramilitary activity against indigenous communities in Oaxaca
  • Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth) — documentary on 2006 uprising in Oaxaca


  • Saving Private Power: The Hidden History of “The Good War” by Mickey Z.
  • Nonviolent Coexistence: Moving Communities Beyond Fear, Suspicion, and the Weapons of War
  • Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective by Scott Crow

Printed Media

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Progressive Magazine
  • Good Times Santa Cruz
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • San Antonio Current
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • San Francisco Bay View Newspaper
  • The Open University (OU)
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Monterey Bay News & Views
  • Community Alliance of Fresno
  • Bite Back
  • Earth First! Journal
  • Modesto Anarcho
  • Third World and Native american Students Press Collective (TWANAS)
  • The Project
  • Disorientation Guide to UCSC
  • The ILWU Dispatcher
  • AFSCME and other labor unions
  • Authors, musicians, non-profits, etc…


  • Independent Media Center (Indymedia)
  • CNN
  • The Intercept
  • Gizmodo
  • Democracy Now!
  • / The Rachel Maddow Show
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • AlterNet
  • Free Speech Radio News
  • Beehive Design Collective
  • Common Ground Relief in New Orleans
  • El Enemigo Común
  • It’s Going Down
  • People’s Vanguard of Davis
  • Kaos en la Red
  • Cannabis Culture
  • Toke of the Town
  • Free Radio Olympia
  • Free Radio Santa Cruz
  • FireWorks
  • Global Exchange
  • Bradley Manning Support Network
  • Rising Tide North America
  • Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
  • Santa Cruz Reskilling Expo
  • Diversity Center / Santa Cruz Pride
  • Santa Cruz Tech Beat
  • 350 Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Patch
  • Socialist Viewpoint
  • Sin Barras
  • Cognitive Liberty
  • 4vientos
  • Radio Zapote
  • WAMM Phytotherapies