Photography found me in the 1960’s while working in the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago. In the 1990's I studied with documentary photographers Amy Arbus, and John Goodman to further develop my craft and style of social documentation. The subjects I photograph are complex, as I often cover individuals who are challenged by physical, social, mental, or political disadvantages. Through my photography, I reveal the dignity, humanity, complexity, and courage of people who many don’t think about in their daily lives.
My photography offers a glimpse into the trials of humanity and the beauty that flows out of perseverance. I want to pull my audience into the lives of the people I photograph – not just to learn about their distinctive experiences, but to also see the human similarities that transcend imagined boundaries. In Cuba, I have photographed the Havana Santeria Community, the Cuban-Jewish Community, and an inspirational young woman with Spina Bifida. I have documented stories of war in Uganda, Burma’s struggle for democracy, and the orthotic treatment for disabled individuals in Coyotitan, Mexico.
Because of my documentary, story-telling and photo-journalistic skills, I’m a great choice to photograph your wedding or other special event.
My exhibits have been hosted by galleries from Buffalo, NY to New York City; Spartanburg, SC; Colorado Springs, CO; and Washington DC. My photos can also be found in the collection of theGeorge Eastman House in Rochester NY, The Spartanburg County Museum of Art in South Carolina,The Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, as well as in private collections.