I have spent my life kept sane through the lens of a camera. I believe that art can move people to act and I produce creative work to reflect this belief. I combine art with activism to highlight the context in which we live, and I specifically photograph to show this world to those of us who benefit the most, those of us not forced up against the walls of this world.
Currently based at the southern United States border in Nogales, Arizona, I live what I shoot. I spend up to years in the places I photograph, firstly building relationships and getting to know the place and secondly photographing my surroundings based on social issues and community. I have supported liberation movements and photographed in Palestine, Bahrain, Berlin, Serbia, Ukraine, the United States and Mexico.
I have exhibited twice solo since 2005 and have been part of collaborative shows including multiple Art of Babylon exhibits in Minneapolis between 2002 and 2004, at the 2014 Resurgence show at San Francisco's Mission Cultural Center, as part of the 2014-2015 University of Arizona Center for Middle East Studies annual juried show, and at the Nogales Arizona-based Hilltop Gallery in 2015. My work is displayed on various online venues and is used by academics and writers to supplement their work.