New York, NY, USA
I am a Humanitarian Photographer who works with nonprofits, NGOs & social enterprises. I have documented a clean water delivery program in low-income neighborhoods of Nairobi, photographed men in maximum-security prisons who found redemption through education & followed a ballet dancer-turned-US Marine around for the day. My job makes me want to hug the world.
Along the way, I started KIOO Project, an NGO that advances gender equality in economically challenged communities by teaching photography to girls who, in turn, teach photography to boys. Girls build self-confidence while improving their leadership & presentation skills, while boys respect & value the girls in their communities. Global gender equality is more than a “girls only” effort. It can only be achieved when both girls & boys understand the importance of living as equals.
My greatest asset & privilege is being a female photographer. I am invited into people’s home with no fear or judgment. I salsa danced with teenage girls on the streets of Cité Soleil, a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I helped plan a wedding with the elders of a Maasai tribe in Kenya. I learned to cook in a one-room home on the sides of the Himalayas in Nepal. All of which have helped me tell more enriching stories through photography.
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