Ash Ponders in The New York Times for Golf Diversity

Tiger Woods’s Success Promised to Diversify Golf. It Didn’t.

This was one of my first NYT assignments and the editor let me know it was probably gonna be a section front page feature if I did a reasonably good job. So I went ham. I got down in the sand bunkers and had them throwing sand every which way, I did shutter drags, I did double exposures, I had them do trick shots, really anything I could think of to make dynamic and powerful images. And of course, these sorta static but clear and direct images are what ran. But the layout folks ran the image full page and my mom was so stoked she framed it. Guess I can’t complain. Haha.


Ash Ponders in The Intercept for Climate Change in the Borderlands

Mining the Future: Climate Change, Migration and Militarization in Arizona’s Borderlands

This was my first assignment for The Intercept, the editor called me and spoke to me for an hour or so and helped me really understand what they were looking envisioning. 

The editor was stoked to hear about Juntos and made an effort to include work from Caitlin and Laura. That was a sweet gesture. 

The circumstances that occurred during the assignment were all wild and absurd and I definitely shouldn’t put them in writing. Sorry friends! haha.

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