I use documentary-style portraiture as a way of examining social issues. With my latest work on the “Homeless LGBTQ Youth” in New York, I wanted to highlight the under-discussed issue of homelessness in the LGBTQ communities due to family rejection.
I am passionate about telling the stories of people and organizations making a difference in the world today. My interest in Human Rights brought me to work with The International Legal Foundation (a NGO whose mission is to defend the rights of the poorest people by building sustainable legal aid systems around the world). My ongoing project is to document detention’s impact on women and children, in countries where poverty and patriarchal practices lead to systematic discrimination for the most vulnerable. I started with meeting incarcerated women and kids in Afghanistan and Nepal.