The common thread of my professional life revolves around the narrative.
In graduate school, I studied Earth's past climate states to inform our current moment on a planet increasingly defined by human impact.
Thereafter, I taught biology, chemistry, and environmental science in an integrated curriculum toward understanding the history of life on Earth.
Photography is also a pursuit of documentation and storytelling for me.
I am currently working on a few longer term projects: the role of parks in post-pandemic community, urban working class biographies, and birds in the Anthropocene.
My photographic biography from a show with John McCabe at Dwight-Englewood School in Fall 2022:
"I got my start practicing photography through watching wildlife in my early ‘20s. Both in southern Africa and then New England, I took many identification photos – especially of birds—and began to care more about the artistic quality much later. Moving to New York, it was hard not to dabble in street photography; connecting with local photo walks and the NYC street photo community morphed into what is today my primary ‘genre’ of work. But most of the pieces I present here I shot during the pandemic. Its different phases, and their intersections with my own health, pushed my photography to take on emotional valence.
These scenes comprise a bit of a ‘greatest hits’ of my first five years in New York—but especially the projection, and retroflection, of emotions on the street during the first respiratory pandemic in 100 years."
Contributor of 8 images to a community show of photography highlighting the "beauty, history, and vibrancy of Uptown Manhattan"
NoMAA Gallery @4140 (United Palace Theater first floor annex)
NOVEMBER 3 - FEBRUARY 11 - 2023
Contributor of 2 images to a community show of images by members of the group Uptown Photowalk focused on photography in Washington Heights, Harlem, Inwood, and the Bronx
Buunni Coffee Inwood
DECEMBER 13 - JANUARY 30 - 2023
Exhibit with John McCabe
Swartley Gallery Series
Englewood, NJ (USA)
PAST: OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 18 - 2022
Commissioned work, in dialogue with club collection of Alfred Eisenstaedt prints
Harvard Club of NY
SEPTEMBER 2022 - PRESENT