The Library Road Trip continues!

2016-2018  San Francisco, CA


8/12/18 – It has been a long two years since I last posted on this Library Road Trip site. A lot of water under the bridge, so to speak. Ellen and I have continued to work on our project on libraries and literacy in Stockton called On Reading in the San Joaquin. A few weeks ago we photographed California’s Poet Laureate Dana Gioia giving a reading at The Write Space in Stockton.

On Reading in the San JoaquinStack of books, Write SpaceDana Gioia, CA, Write SpaceMural, Stockton

Also, we completed our commissioned project on the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and published a book from that project called Photographing Shakespeare The Folger Shakespeare Library. We did a book launch at the Folger Library in June.

Photographing Shakespeare book cover copy 2_

We are now coming back to our Global Library Project which took a little vacation after our last blog in 2016 from Moscow. The good news is that I received a Fulbright Global Scholar Fellowship this Spring which will allow Ellen and I to photograph the interaction between libraries and refugees in Greece, Italy and Israel for the next six months. After that we hope to extend the work for two more months in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Bosnia. I call it our Fulbright odyssey and we start September 1st. The Library Road Trip continues!

For those of you that have been following this blog I wanted to let you know that we will be starting it again after we recover from jet-lag in Athens in September. For those of you that are new to the blog I wanted to extend a welcome and look forward to communicating with you over the next eight months. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Besides being the longest, this may be one of the most interesting road trips we have ever done. Can’t wait to start!


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9 responses to “The Library Road Trip continues!

  1. Lori S Maslow

    Have a wonderful trip and I look forward to reading all about your adventures!

  2. Marcia Schneider

    I look forward to continuing to follow your and Ellen’s library adventures!

  3. Peggy

    How wonderful to see that you are still actively pursuing travel on the library road! I think of your journey quite often. It it good to know that your blog will resume soon; I look forward to your email notification.

  4. davidcmaisel

    Love you guys! Wonderful to hear of your Fulbright and all your upcoming travels!

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. johnadairknox

    I am always a big fan of your adventures. Can’t wait to see what shows up.

  6. zevisema

    Cannot wait to read all about your adventures!

  7. Jeff Gates

    Can’t wait! I’m getting the wanderlust just thinking about it. Lily’s in Spain at the moment.

  8. Such great news… congrats on the Fulbright! Looking forward to following your adventures.

  9. Constance Francis

    It’s good to hear from you again! I love libraries and fell in love with your first book. Looking forward to future posts.
    Constance Francis
    Arlington, Va

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