I'm documentary photographer and photojournalist proudly based in my hometown of Philadelphia. I have my Masters degree in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri. I graduated from Temple University with degrees in Film & Media Arts and Photojournalism.
I've shot freelance assignments for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer and others. My project on the Philadelphia urban gun violence crisis was published in The Washington Post and featured on MSNBC and Al Jazeera .
I love being able to use photography as a tool to meet and understand people. My "subjects" are wonderful people who have shared their lives with me. I hope to give everyone a voice and give everyone a way to see and understand the world around them. As I continue to work on long-term projects in my own backyard it is my goal to create dialogue and shed light on various communities and issues.
Additionally, I am the Photography Instructor at Solebury School, a private day and boarding school featuring a college-preparatory curriculum. I teach students introductory and advanced film and digital photography courses.
I've been fortunate enough to have been recognized in the College Photographer of the Year competition, NPPA student Quarterly Clip Competition, Photo Philanthropy Activist Awards, SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards and by the Missouri & Pennsylvania Press Associations. I was named one of the top Photojournalists under 25 by the Boston Globe (2012) and one of Philadelphia's top 13 Instagrammers by Philly.com (2013). My complete résumé can be viewed here.
I have a fat, white cat named Aperture. She was at f/2.8 when I adopted her, she's now at f/11.