Whether merging photography and sculpture, working on decade-long photo documentaries, doing commercial photography, or collaborating on community-based projects, I actively engage the issues and ideas at stake in our visual culture. I enjoy...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Street Art
Covering:Africa,Europe,USA & Canada
Skills:Digital Printing, Film Scanning, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Mixed Media, Curating, Exhibition Design, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Sculpting
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design , MFA 2016
University of Pennsylvania, BA cum laude, 2003 in Fine Art and African American Studies
IT'S EASY With 20 years under my belt, I understand the joy of direct, transparent communication, and timely delivery of assets.
QUALITY With a satisfaction guarantee that I take very seriously, I strive to surpass client expectations.
CLIENTS INCLUDE: A well known tech company that shall not be named Atlantic Luggage DDB Worldwide International Charter School of New York Lesser Evil Snacks Muse Academy Keds Khols KIPP Academy Teach for America The Co-op School
MORE ABOUT ME In addition to my commercial and lifestyle work, I’m a college professor at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and I have a 20+ year career as an artist and documentary photographer. I exhibit and publish my work internationally, win awards and grants, and am a co-founder and creative director of We, Women, the largest social impact photography project by womxn in the United States.
Here are some career highlights:
EDUCATION University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art & Design - MFA in Studio Art University of Pennsylvania - BA, cum laude, Fine Arts Major, African American Studies Minor
SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS • Fulbright Fellowship in Photography • Audience Engagement Grant from the Open Society Foundation • Emergency Fund Grant from the Magnum Foundation (now called Magnum Foundation Grant) • The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Portraiture • The Inge Morath Award • Economic Hardship Reporting Project Fellowship • Documentary Family Awards (First Place and Zun Lee’s Juror’s Choice Award) • Rackham Merit Fellowship (fully funded MFA) • Ford Foundation Funding (for We, Women) • Open Society Foundation’s Women’s Initiative funding (for We, Women) • Brooklyn Arts Council Grant (With Anne Fink Bartoc) • Three successful Kickstarter Campaigns • Dreyhouse Foundation Grant (for See Potential) • Panta Rhea Foundation Grant (for See Potential) • Compton Foundation Grant (for See Potential) • PDN Photo Annual first place awards • IPA Lucie Awards first place awards • Julia Margret Cameron Award first prize SELECTED EXHIBITIONS •The Upper Austrian Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art Lansgalerie Linz (Linz, Austria) •Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany) •Espacio Fundacion Telefonica (Madrid, Spain) •The Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines) •Photoville (Brooklyn, NY) •The International Center of Photography (New York, NY) •Head on Festival (Sydney, Australia) •Koki Gallery, (Freiburg, Germany) •F2 Festival(Dortmund, Germany) •Festival de Fotografia de Paramapocaba (San Paulo, Brazil) •Providence Center for Photography (Providence, RI) •Iris Gallery (Cincinnati, OH)•Candela Gallery (Richmond, VA) •Carr Center (Detroit, MI)•DUMBO Arts Festival (Brooklyn, NY) •Fovea Gallery (Beacon, NY) •Angkor Photography Festival (Siam Reap, Cambodia) •La Gallerie (St-Tropez, France) •Galerie Duboys (Paris, France) •The Farnsworth Museum (Rockport, ME) •Gallery I/D (Miami, FL) •Recontres 'd Arles (Arles, France) •Europ'Art International Art Fair (Genevia, Switzerland) •Centre Du Iris (Paris, France) •Kyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Kiyosato, Japan) SELECTED PUBLICATIONS •The New York Times •The Washington Post •TIME •Aperture •Smithsonian Magazine •PDN •Mother Jones •AARP Magazine •Zeke Magazine •Lit Hub •Polka Magazine •Pro Photographer
LEADERSHIP • Co-Founder and Creative Director of We, Women, the largest social impact photography project by womxn in the United States. • Co-Founder and Creative Director of See Potential, a public art community engagement project on the South Side of Chicago that visualized community-led development ideas. • Co-Founder of Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project, examining the impact of women on the field of documentary photography.