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About

I am a visual storyteller. I give voice to marginalized communities and witness to the human experience. My work celebrates the individual’s strength and beauty, as well as their vulnerability and spirit, going beyond how one presents oneself to the world. I believe the visual image creates a lasting impression of emotion, curiosity, love, and ultimately hope and humanity. Photographs illustrate life in a way that words cannot.

What is important to me in my work is the way my understanding of people and the world deepens. I hope my work inspires others to see that we all matter and to care more profoundly. Engaging in the world and experiencing different viewpoints and traditions, allows for more conversations on diversity.

I travel the world photographing divergent people and cultures. The resulting images express the dignity of our universal connection. The soulful intimacy of my photos come from developing personal relationships with my subjects, spending time in their world and capturing the essence of their culture. The permission they grant me, the openness they offer by inviting me into their world, never ceases to move me. My mind, my eyes and my heart have been opened by these experiences. I want to share them with you.

Local/National

International

Multimedia

Awards/Recognitions

  • ‘State Of The World’ photographic series (2019)
  • Zeke Magazine – Global Documentary Work: ‘Irish Travellers in Cashel and Tipperary’ (2019)
  • Chelsea 34th International Fine Art Exhibit – Certificate of Excellence (2019)
  • Open Show Los Angeles 52 – Fabrik Project Gallery (2019)
  • The Curated Fridge – Spring Show (2019)
  • Huff Post – ‘How Singing In A Choir Helped Homeless People In San Diego Find Their Voice’ (2019)
  • So Cal Photography Exchange Magazine – ‘Irish Travellers – Social Landscape’ (2019)
  • Getty “Spotlight” Reportage (2019)
  • BloodySundayMarch (2019)
  • American Photographic Artist – San Diego Untitled Contest – 1st Place (2018)
  • 12th Pollux Awards – Children Series – 1st Place (2018)
  • 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers – Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Lensculture Art Photography Awards Competition Gallery (2018)
  • Photo Place Gallery – ‘Environmental’ Exhibit (2018)
  • 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers – Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Zeke Magazine – ‘Women on Fire’ (2018)
  • Edge of Humanity Magazine – ‘The Other Side of Ireland’ (2018)
  • The Other Side of Ireland, Granary Arts Center (2018)
  • Think Equal – Book on diversity, inclusion, and creating global citizens (2018)
  • Social Documentary Network (2018)
  • Second Chance Fundraiser Exhibit (2017)
  • APA Exhibit – San Diego and San Francisco (2016)
  • Alexander Salazar Gallery – Prison Art Exhibit (2016)
  • Brick Gallery – Southern Landscapes Exhibit (2016)
  • Hathaway Contemporary Gallery – Puppy Love Exhibit (2016)
  • 7th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award – Invisible Woman Category (2015)
  • Off the Clock, American Photography Association (2014)
  • Emerging Focus: Photo LA (2014)
  • 6th Edition of JP Cameron – WPGA’s 3rd Biennial (2014)
  • Women in Photography International (2013)