From 2015-2019, while living in The Bahamas, I began an independent documentary photography project hoping to capture some of the essence and energy of Junkanoo. After being introduced to Junkanoo on the island of Eleuthera, I went online to read more about the tradition. I identified a complete lack of meaningful visual documentation on the subject. With this story presented before me, I embarked on my first major photography project. This experience taught me invaluable lessons on how to find and build trust with subjects.
As I progress in my career as a photographer, I wish to continue to find and embrace my photographic voice. I strive to further hone my visual literacy, creating artistic and meaningful stories. An opportunity to receive a GUILD mentorship would help guide and direct these aspirations into real and cohesive projects. I recently relocated my family to Puerto Rico, and seek to become a member of our new community by creating visual stories that honor and uplift an island currently in a stage of Rebirth.
Available Jan-Dec 2020.