I am a documentary photographer currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, having recently graduated from the International Center of Photography.
I come from a Native American family on my mom's side, now culturally displaced from their own land. My father's family descends from Russia, where they fled from the pogroms at the outset of the 20th Century. My family refused to talk about the past and all that they had lost. As I grew older, I recognized that without understanding and accountability, there is no clear way to move forward, and no sense of resolution.
The unifying theme of my long-term projects is migration, telling stories of those who are displaced, and those whose identity is challenged.
My work is guided by the belief that writing and photography are two powerful mediums to provoke thought and effect enduring positive change. My projects are intended to act as a catalyst for accountability and to advocate for a just and tolerant world.