New York, NY, USA
As a photojournalist, I successfully collaborate with writers and on teams to create award-winning, newsworthy reportage, as well as work independently to produce self-directed documentary projects.
Trained in anthropology, I'm comfortable and experienced in diverse and challenging environments. Perhaps the toughest was working as a photojournalist for seven years in China, at which time was ranked 174th out of 179 countries in press freedom by Reporters Without Borders. There, I extensively photographed feature, social, economic, travel and breaking news stories for New York Times, TIME magazine, and other international news organizations. Assignments included: working the highly-sensitive China - North Korean border, photographing the Kachin Independence Army in Burma, and documenting the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake for the NYT. Furthermore, in the Middle East I respectfully documented the intimate feminine realm of family life.
In the United States, I navigate diverse social and cultural spheres, producing work ranging from documentation of Amish family life to photographing global heads of state during high-level diplomatic events as a UN staff photographer. In both dicey and delicate situations, I am aided by an ability to blend into the background, enabling me to unobtrusively document the natural flow of events.
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