Editorial photojournalist + documentary photog based in Minneapolis, MN, focused on people + story + place. Medium format film portraits and audio features. Available for assignment and always looking for excuses to travel and capture stories.
"As a documentarian, I focus my efforts on the hero’s journey of the everyday individual within their community. I’m intrigued by real people, what happens at the intersection of identity, challenge and change, and the defining moments of the human experience. Documenting those dynamics requires me to approach subjects from a place of great intimacy, while not neglecting to leave room for the spontaneous."
2018 - Sante Fe Photographic Workshops, Honorable Mention
What are you done apologizing for? JAHMELIA: “My abortion. I’m still processing a lot of shame around that, but I feel like it’s really important, given our political climate. You’re not supposed to talk about it, especially publicly. It’s disenfranchised grief. Just having words for the way you feel is so helpful. But it also has to do with the fact that we’re not widely given access to an idea like that, because we’re supposed to feel bad about this, for the rest of my life and beyond. I’m done apologizing because I’m human. And I feel that, even though it was a very painful decision, it was the right decision.”
Nueces Mosque in Austin, Texas. 9:30pm community Call to Prayer. *Produced in part with the Magnum Photos workshop series, under the mentorship of Photographer Matt Black, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Royden Teeasyatoh, 26 years old, Horseman/Rancher, Navajo Nation. Monument Valley, AZ.