My photographs communicate human experience within their surroundings and cultures, as well as current social issues of interest.
Whether I capture images without having spoken to my subject, or had extensive conversations with them throughout a period of time, my images tell a story of their day to day.
I photograph people in their environments because it’s a way for me and my audience to learn beyond our own experiences. I intend to provoke understanding and empathy for the subjects and the stories being told.
In my work I have told stories of street vendors in NYC and countries I’ve travelled to, the diversity in neighborhoods in my native Queens, NY, working children in the Andes of Peru, a fisherman in Puerto Rico, and my current photo-documentary project of Latino immigrants in NYC, amongst others.