I am a photographer, a native New Yorker, currently living in New York City. My humanistic interest in documenting stories began after exploring and working in Central America. Soon after I enrolled in film classes. For the next few years, I had the privilege of working on various projects in the independent film industry. I again found myself wanting to explore on a higher level in the field of still photography. I am a graduate of the documentary and photojournalism program at The International Center of Photography, where I was a recipient of the Director's fellowship and most recently the recipient of the Rita K. Hillman Foundation Fellowship. Since graduating, I have devoted my time to personal projects that I feel strong about. My work has been widely published and exhibited at festivals and galleries such as powerHouse arena, Guatephoto Festival, and the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow.
I have received awards from Lens Culture, American Photography, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), FotoweekDC, International Photography Awards, Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, SocialDocumentary.net, New York Photo Festival Invitational, Magenta Foundation, FotoVisura Grant, Kontinent Awards, New York Photo Awards.
My aim is to dig deeper within the layers of a given society focusing on social issues that provoke questions to a wide audience.