I am incredibly grateful to be a photographer. Photography is a beautiful way to connect with people, understand new things and inform others about the world around us. It is a therapeutic experience that requires collaboration between image maker and the people being photographed.
I grew up in Mayfair, a working class neighborhood in Northeast Philly. Through my experiences in Philadelphia I’ve become passionate to work on long-form fine art documentary photography projects that explore interesting communities, underreported neighborhoods and social issues in my hometown. Photography is a vital storytelling tool and I believe my work can serve as a historical documentation of Philadelphia.
Additionally, I am passionate about giving back to the next generation of visual artists. I've taught High School and College photography classes. Working with my students is rewarding for both of us.
I am a proud graduate of The University of Missouri (MA, Photojournalism) and Temple University (BA, Photojournalism & BA, Film & Media Arts). I attended the Eddie Adams Workshop, Mountain Workshops and was named a Getty Images Instagram Grant Finalist.