I want my photography to matter. For the past 15 years I worked on documentary photography projects, primarily as a volunteer with nonprofits. Initially I worked with agencies supporting grassroots community activists in Africa dealing with the impact of AIDS on families and children. That resulted in an award-winning book and a Congressional commendation. My images were used by nonprofits for fund-raising. I also helped raise money myself to support orphans and families impacted by AIDS. I have also worked with nonprofits in El Salvador and Nepal.
I recently did a project for the American Academy of Pediatrics on childhood hunger in the US. Around 20% of American families are food insecure. A pediatrician friend of mine wanted the AAP to encourage pediatricians to screen for childhood hunger. These images supported her project. They were a piece of the work that resulted in the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending doctors routinely screen for childhood hunger.