Heather Heaton

Documentary Photographer


Baja Mexico's Carnaval

It's been 30 years since I was in Baja California Sur, Mexico where I lived on my sailboat and cruised the Sea of Cortes. Of all the towns I visited, La Paz was my favorite. It has not changed much, with the exception of some additional housing and hotels on the outskirts of the town.  There are still a handful of sailors, but very few tourists. The town is full of charm and extrememly friendly people.

Je Suis Charlie

It was cold and raining when I arrived at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland Oregon USA for the Charlie Hebdo Memorial. I walked down the earthen-colored brick steps into the middle of the square. It was lit in some areas. Sometimes the lighting was helpful as it reflected off from the rain drenched bricks, while at other times it got into the way of shooting ... typical for documentary photography.