Damon loves photography, peacebuilding, and writing free software. He is doing a PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He plans to research how Tajiks perceive time when they reflect on the 1992-97 Tajik civil war, including what influence Islam might have on their sense of time. He has an MA in Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He is the developer of Rapid Photo Downloader for Linux.
He has lived and worked in South East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and the U.S. He is from Aotearoa New Zealand. He has worked primarily with non-government organizations.
Damon has been photographing seriously since 2005. Clients who have commissioned him to do work have included the University of Notre Dame, the ABS-CBN Foundation and The Brooke. He has developed several audio slideshows, the most popular of which is simply called "Iran". It is available at his website (the link is on the right).