I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, adjacent to Juarez, Mexico. Across the US- Mexican border, in daylight, I saw flimsy shacks and dirt roads that contrasted starkly with my childhood experience. At night, without electricity, there was no evidence of human life. Being creative became my way to understand things that seem mysterious, in particular the human condition in the context of social injustice. During childhood I began to use photography and writing to engage and make sense of the world.
Past work includes: an investigation of a group of aging cloistered nuns maintaining the connection with their traditions in the face of a changing world; an in-depth essay about medical realities and familial intimacies during her dying father’s final three years; portraits and testimonies from activists in the Occupy movement; and an on-going series chronicling citizens in the U.S. left no choice but to live on the streets.