I am the author of four books of my photography: "Bearing Witness (to AIDS)"; "HARD BOYS + BAD GIRLS"; Amazing Grace; and most recently, "Vital Signs", which with my co-author poet Juan Delgado, won an American Book Award in 2014. I am probably the only photographer I know who does not feel a need to travel to make pictures- I just walk out my door in San Bernardino and see amazing things and people to photograph.
My photographs have been in many solo and group exhibitions and are in some fine museum collections.
I worked as an editorial photographer in New York City from 1988 to 1995 and was the Photo Editor of the Village Voice from 1992 to 1994, where I founded the Voice Photo Grant.
In 2011 I founded Dotphotozine to showcase the work done by my current and former students, and in 2014 I founded the Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography. I live and work in San Bernardino, California, where I am a professor at California State University, San Bernardino.