I'm a photographer, storyteller, people watcher, and empathy machine in the age of Tinder, drones, and Trump. In 2015, I founded Live Eye Photography as a project in visual empathy – visceral and vivid storytelling through community-based photography. Live Eye emerged from over a decade linking creative and educational communities in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Durham-Chapel Hill, and New York City, as well as immersive work within landscapes of trauma and healing in Belfast, Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. I have my Ph.D. in Literature and Film, and taught at Macalester College in Saint Paul before pursuing photography and writing full time.
My photos seek to capture everyday life as we experience it in our senses, bodies, communities -- and to tell visual stories that powerfully encounter other lives, voices, ways of seeing and being in the world. I've exhibited documentary and portrait photography in both solo and group shows, most recently at the Riverview Tower in Minneapolis. Though I grew up in New York City (so I'll always have those streets under my skin), I'm an adoptive Southerner and Midwesterner, a multi-ethnic mutt navigating the horrors and pleasures of living inside a human body across a range of urban scenes. My fascination with the minds, lives, and experiences of others – whether visible on their faces or hidden behind masks – drives my photographic stories.