San Francisco, CA, USA
Current project: Neighbors Within Reach - nominated for the First Book Award from MACK books by Sandra Philips, emeritus photography curator at SFMOMA
NPR radio interview: https://whyy.org/segments/overcoming-loneliness-one-photo-time/
WHYY, The Pulse
Series of derelict houses across western Ireland. Exhibited in SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Photographic Teaching Experience:
UC Berkeley Extension,
California College of Art
Santa Clara University
San Francisco Art Institute
Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR.
2003 - Artist in Residence, 1987 - Artist in Residence
My project, Z-ONE, is about weaving together a community through photography where none existed before. It turns out living in a city surrounded by people is isolating for many. We are crammed up against each other by concrete but might as well have rivers and mountains between us.
Though my project has its roots in my own sense of isolation, it has also tapped into a broader unrest in the city about our changing cityscape. We are in a period of rapid gentrification, stratification and separation. Google buses are being blockaded. Rents are spiraling upward.
In fact, three of my subjects have been displaced either by eviction or buy-outs since I began this project. A new demographic of young, and affluent tech workers are emerging replacing those who have been encouraged to move out of the city. Z-ONE was not conceived to document these changes. But these experiences, all of them, inform the title of the project: I am the one who resides in the zone of our neighborhood.