My lens is pulled in by what it is to discover the triumph of the human spirit. I am compelled to tell a story of getting to the other side of hardship. I am in awe of the remarkable stamina I see from those who are uprooted and must suddenly survive leaving everythi g they know and now on their own. The will it takes to just make it through the day. Throughout I am reminded of those whose experience has changed me and made me a better person. The courage to start all over again is the light we need to shine on those who do not give up. To find joy in sharing the goodness of caring for one another. To learn from those who risk everything to fight for freedom. To inspire all ways to strengthen the most vulnerable. To seek understanding in what else we can do as artists and photographers to strike a nerve with our imagery.