Micah, a sixth-generation Californian, lives in Sacramento with his wife Lindsey, daughter Norah and son Ethan. 

Micah is a freelance documentary photographer represented by Redux Pictures photo agency in NYC. He specializes in difficult-to-access regions in Africa, the Middle East, North America, and often times under-covered issues.

His most recent work in Southern Algeria captured the intensity of the deserted area, the insecurity in the region, as well as the role of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic’s rebels in one of the most dangers axes in the world.

Micah is a grantee from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting to work in Africa’s largest dump site, Dandora. He also won 1st Prize from World Press Photo, Contemporary Issues on his work in Dandora as well as National Geographic Magazine’s annual photo contest.

Clients Include:

The New York Times

National Geographic Magazine

Foreign Policy Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine

Los Angeles Times

The Washington Post

The Guardian (UK)


TIME Magazine

Lonely Planet

6Mois (France)

Travel + Leisure 

National Geographic Traveler

The Globe and Mail

San Francisco Chronicle

The Wall Street Journal

Der Spiegel

Budget Traveler

The Boston Globe

American Songwriter


Awards Include:

2017 - Fathom, Top 25 Travel Photographers of the Year.

2015 - Fathom, Top 25 Travel Photographers of the Year

2013 - World Press Photo, 1st Place Contemporary Issues

2013 - National Geographic, 1st Place

2012 - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grantee

2012 - Photo+ Magazine South Korea |Photojournalism

2011 - Smithsonian Magazine,  1st Prize - Americana

2010 - National Geographic Traveler 

2010 - Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Photojournalism Contest, 1st Place

2008 - PDN World in Focus Winner | Photojournalism

2008 - Applied Arts Photo Annual Winner, (Photojournalism Feature)

2001 - Sacramento Bee Travel Contest Overall Winner


Lectures & Speaking

2015 - Urbana, Seminar Speaker

2014 - Keynote - World Affairs Council, Seattle

2014 - NPR, Insight - Algeria

2013 - World Press Photo, Amsterdam

2013 - Keynote - World Affairs Council, Sacramento

2012 - NPR, Insight - Kenya

2011 - NPR, Morning Edition (from Yemen)

2010 - NPR 

2010 - United Nations Association Film Festival

2009 - Johns Hopkins University panel moderator

2008 - NPR TOTN from Africa

2008 - NPR, Insight - Kenya

2008 - BBC World TV 

2006 - NPR, Insight - South Sudan

Dozens of high schools and universities 


2013 - Queen Maxima of the Netherlands - Private collection

2013 / 2014 - World Press Photo, International traveling exhibit

2013 - Houston Museum of Fine Art, permanent installation

2012 - Apolis Common Gallery, Los Angeles 

2010 - Keller Gallery, San Diego