I am a documentary photographer and educator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I cover stories in the American south, Midwest, and on the East Coast. My work is a mixture of my past experiences, bridging documentary, personal, and fine art. I began my photographic career shooting for The Reporter in Vacaville, CA. Going freelance I had the freedom to pursue my interest in visual storytelling and portraiture, often photographing musicians and music groups. My current work has a strong focus on underrepresented communities, aiming to break the visual prejudices of race, class, age, and gender. My clients include: Netflix, New York Times, National Geographic, A+E Networks, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, Manhattan Magazine, Backstage Magazine, Novo Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation. My work has been featured in American Photo, TIME Lightbox, Lens Culture, New York Times Lens Blog, and Wall Street Journal. I have exhibited at the Bronx Documentary Center, the Bronx Museum, New York City Center Theater, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Photoville, and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum dedicated to telling the story of the African American experience in Arkansas. I was one of three photographers awarded the Getty Instagram grant in 2017, as well as awarded a reporting grant from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. In 2015 I developed a Photo-Therapy program at the William Hodson Senior Center in the Bronx, where, through the use of photography, older residents were able to openly explore personal and social issues. I continue to teach visual/social workshops similar to this throughout the US.
Available to travel for assignments and workshops within the US and internationally.