Nearly two decades ago, I launched a career as a documentary/portrait photographer with a series of black and white portraits of breast cancer survivors. I wanted to document the ways female beauty can be enhanced by angry scars and indomitable courage. My images, which I self-published in the collection Body & Soul: The Courage & Beauty of Breast Cancer Survivors, garnered national recognition from the Dallas Morning News; Oprah magazine; Texas Monthly; CNN; NPR; and on NBCs Today Show with Ann Curry. I've since produced numerous other bodies of work celebrating women and disrupting prevailing notions of beauty. (In)Sight: Women Who Work Behind the Lens, featuring a series of bl/wht portraits of some of the most eminent female photographers and curators working today will be part of group exhibition with SohoPhoto Gallery, NYC, April 2022. My series, Gymnopédies, exposes the counterintuitive nature of botanicals, proving flowers can be their most colorful in black/white.