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The Perfect Holiday Gift: Your Portrait

Tweet   Many years ago, when I had one of my first newspaper jobs in Dallas, I was frustrated as I tried to think of a holiday gift for my parents. I always tried to think of gifts that were unexpected and a fun surprise. But that year, I was stumped. After expressing my frustration […]

Printing of Vietnam 40 Years Later Is Finito!

Tweet                     BOLOGNA, Italy — Printing of Vietnam 40 Years Later was completed late Tuesday afternoon at the Damiani Editore printing facility here. (Buy the book here: www.Vietnam40YearsLater.com.) The giant sheets of paper that contain eight pages each on front and back are now stacked on seven wood […]

Presses Roll for Vietnam 40 Years Later

Tweet     BOLOGNA, Italy — A photographer’s dream began rolling off the presses today — my dream to be precise. In full color, broad white sheets that contain eight book pages are being printed here at the Damiani Editore printing facility in Bologna, Italy. The printing of Vietnam 40 Years Later is the culmination […]

Vietnam 40 Years Later Goes to Press

Tweet     BOLOGNA, Italy — Vietnam 40 Years Later will go to press this week with the three-day production process beginning here on Monday. Traveling from Washington, D.C., I arrived today in Bologna, the headquarters of my publisher, Damiani Editore. I will be on hand through the process to report here on the production […]

Damiani to Publish Vietnam 40 Years Later

Tweet                           (My studio issued the following news release today:) WASHINGTON, D.C.. October 3, 2013 — Photographer Robert Dodge announced today that he has signed with Damiani Editore of Italy to publish Vietnam 40 Years Later, a colorful and compelling exploration of Vietnam […]

Feeling the Benefits of Fitness Thousands of Miles from the Gym

Tweet                           The third in an occasional series. All photos by Ly Hoang Long. WASHINGTON, D.C. — On my recent photo shooting trip to Vietnam, my friend and colleague, Ly Hoang Long, took a bunch of candid shots of me while I was […]

Moments of Pure Wet Joy

Tweet                   MANDALAY, Myanmar — Last week marked the beginning of this country’s New Year. And these people know how to throw a party. For four days, they danced, drank a bit and hurled water all over each other during the Thingyan Water Festival. It’s been great […]

Photo Friends Across Borders

Tweet         MANDALAY, Myanmar — When I first began working on my Vietnam 40 Years Later project in 2006, I met a Vietnamese photographer named Ly Hoang Long. I had no idea that Long would not only become a good friend but also would help make my book project a success. Long […]

Myanmar: A Whole New Country to Explore

Tweet                         INLE LAKE,  Myanmar — You have not experienced heat and humidity until you come to this Southeast Asian country. They have two types of weather: Hot and hotter. Nevertheless, my latest photo safari is turning out to be an incredible exploration of […]

An Association that Walks the Talk

Tweet                         LAS VEGAS — First as a journalist and now as a commercial photographer, I have had a lot of contact with non-profit associations over the years. In fact, I was once president of a professional non-profit, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists […]