NAFSA Paul Simon Awards 2016


The 2016 Simon Award winners were recognized at a November 2016 ceremony in Washington, DC. This is the fifth year that I have the privilege of photographing the event. 

The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.



MONTBLANC ... Much More Than Pens

When you think of MONTBLANC you think of their world famous pens.  I was asked to photograph an event at their boutique in the Tysons Galleria Mall in Tysons Corner, VA.  They were introducing new timepieces (watches) and were holding a special event where clients could view the new watches while a two piece strings ensemble played classical music and drinks and hors d'oeuvre were served. 

The timepieces are works of art, many of them are handmade.  In this day of Apple Watches and Fitbits, these were a throwback to the elegant timepieces of the past. 

In addition to pens and watches, they also have sunglasses, leather briefcases, cuff links, money clips, and other various items, all first class.