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I am a photographer and international development professional. Both of these passions are fueled by my travels throughout the developing world. My photography is rooted in the documentary tradition, and I most often shoot in black and white. For me, this boils down what is most essential in an image—a graphic quality, a gesture, a subtle expression, a quality of light.  I maintain a deep and abiding love of film, and often print my images by hand in an analog darkroom.

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from extraordinary master photographers, Peter Turnley, Ron Haviv, and Chris Rainier among them. I am especially grateful to have been able to call Mary Ellen Mark both mentor and friend.  

All of my images capture people as and where I met them. I tend to operate as “a fly on the wall” as Mary Ellen used to say. My goal is to disappear and wait for the moment, for everything to fall into place—for a photograph to happen.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Soho Photo Gallery, National Competition and Exhibition, New York, NY (2016)
Plymouth Center for the Arts,
Fine Art of Photography Exhibition, Plymouth, MA (2016)
Alleghany National Photography Competition and Exhibition, Cumberland, MD (2016)
Onward Compe, 2016, International Photography Competition, Philadelphia, PA (2016)
Barrett Art Center,
Photowork, National Juried Photography Exhibition, Poughkeepsie, NY (2016)
Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, "Taller Mary Ellen Mark, Oaxaca, Mexico (2016)
Haverford College,
Positive: Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, Haverford, PA (2008)
Centennial Hall Gallery, Haverford School, Haverford, PA, solo show (2004)
Sabine Rose Gallery,
Visionaries 2002, Doylestown, PA (2002)
DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA (2002)
Perkins Art Memorial, Morristown, NJ (2002)
University of the Arts,
Pleasures and Terrors of the City, Philadelphia, PA (2000)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (PRINT AND ONLINE)
Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment (Aperture: 2015)
The Freedom Fund
Walk Free Foundation
Philanthropy Age magazine
Geneva Global, Inc.
Capital for Good
The Organization of American States
Pro Mujer International
Whole Foods Foundation
Kashi
The Women's International Perspective
International Museum of Women (Global Fund for Women)
Heifer International

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
 
Chuck Kelton, Advanced Silver Gelatin Printmaking (October 2015-Present)  
Mary Ellen Mark, Oaxaca, Mexico (February 2015 and June-July, 2011) 
Peter Turnley, Cuba (April 2014)  
Ron Haviv, Photojournalism, Maine Media Workshops (August 2013)   
Mary Ellen Mark, Master Critique, International Center of Photography (April 2013)  
Mary Ellen Mark, The Center for Photography at Woodstock (August 2014)  
Brian Young, Printmaking, International Center of Photography, New York (June-July 2006)  
Photographing for World Relief Organizations, Uganda, Maine Media Workshops (October 2005)  
Chris Rainier, Maine Media Workshops (June 2003) 

RECENT RECOGNITION
  
Second prize: Soho Photo Gallery, National Competition and Exhibition, New York , NY (2016) 
Honorable mention: Alleghany National Photography Competition and Exhibition, (2016)
Finalist: Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers (2015)