I am a photographer based in New York City and Berlin. I have a longstanding interest in social justice and am drawn to telling stories about vulnerable communities and the fragility of life. The theme of migration and loss of home plays a large role in my work. In my most recent project I followed refugees along the migration trail from Turkey to Northern Europe.
I have been listed by PDN as one of 30 new and emerging photographers to watch (2016), have been shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Scholarship (2015), and was the Grand Prize Winner in the Rangefinder Portraiture Competition (2014). My work has been published by The New York Times, VICE, Mother Jones, The Village Voice, Rangefinder Magazine, Makeshift Magazine, Medium, @everydayincarceration, the International Rescue Committee, Al Jazeera, and the Goethe Institute.
I have a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature, English, and Film History from the University of Mainz in Germany, and have lived in the UK, Canada, Germany and the US. In 2014 I graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography, where I received the Lisette Model Scholarship, and the Rita K. Hillman Award for Excellence.