Social Justice Issues
I am a photographer, a native New Yorker, currently living in New York City. My humanistic interest in documenting stories began after exploring and working in Central America. Soon after I enrolled in film classes. For the next few years, I had the privilege of working on various projects in the independent film industry. I again found myself wanting to explore on a higher level in the field of still photography. I am a graduate of the documentary and photojournalism program at The International Center of Photography, where I was a recipient of the Director's fellowship and most recently the recipient of the Rita K. Hillman Foundation Fellowship. Since graduating, I have devoted my time to personal projects that I feel strong about. My work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries nationally and internationally, including powerhouse arena in Brooklyn and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. In 2011, I was selected and featured as an Emerging Talent by Getty Reportage.
I have received awards from Lens Culture, American Photography, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), FotoweekDC, International Photography Awards, SocialDocumentary.net, New York Photo Festival Invitational, Magenta Foundation, FotoVisura Grant, Kontinent Awards, New York Photo Awards.
My aim is to dig deeper within the layers of a given society focusing on social and justice issues that provoke questions to a wide audience.