Over the last 30+ years I have often used the camera as my conduit with the world, my way of connecting while remaining separate. My images have usually had intensely personal meaning. Today I am interested in the marginalized. In “Hope is the Thing with Feathers,” my birds are often objects of discomfort for some because they have, for the most part, been hit by cars. For me, photographing them is my tribute, my altar, my way of honoring their presence in our lives. In “The Cancer Chronicles,” my husband Ken and I documented our journey with his pancreatic cancer. The resulting series is truly transgressive in a culture where cancer and the processes of dying are rarely spoken about. It’s as if we think that not talking about these things will make them go away. In “Abandoned Places” I document the mysterious and rich places left behind when people move on. “The Seven Deadly Sins of Climate Change” is about the human causes of climate change, the disregard of the natural world.