Joel is a freelance writer, photographer and artist in Portland, Oregon. He is interested in stories and photos that dwell heavily on relationships between people and their environment. Publication credits include Utne, Gobshite Quarterly, The Irish Times and others. My first book of essays and photographs, Night of a Thousand Stars and Other Portraits of Iraq, was published by Nazraeli Press (2006). Joel is a contributing writer for In Good Tilth, The Bear Deluxe, and Sound Consumer magazines.