Raleigh, NC, USA
As a freelance documentary photographer my focus is on humanizing under-represented issues and creating images that leave a lasting impression and understanding. In North Carolina I've spent much of my personal time documenting minority farmers as they face discrimination both past and present, and try to ensure the legacy of their land.
I've freelanced for a variety of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, AARP, ESPN's The Undefeated, Walter Magazine, Agence VU, and the University of North Carolina.
Before freelancing full-time, I worked at The Palm Beach Post and North State Journal, creating compelling images during daily assignments. Self-generated projects allowed me to dig deeper, spend time with my subjects, and hone my video skills.
As a photojournalism graduate student at Ohio University, I learned one of my most valuable skills – how to tell stories. I realized that stories of all shapes and sizes can change the way a community thinks. I worked in Burkina Faso in West Africa on a book project about the peaceful coexistence of Christians, Muslims, and animists, using both photography and writing to piece together the complex story.
Studying fine art photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art taught me how to see - how to visually explore light, color, texture and concepts. I spent four years printing film in the darkroom which provided me with a foundation for understanding the photographic process. That combination of dynamic visual imagery and purposeful, in-depth storytelling is what I strive for in all of my projects.
2016 - North Carolina Photographer of the Year runner up, 2016 - Finalist for World's Best Designed Newspaper, 2015 - Eddie Adams Workshop Participant
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing