I am a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Philadelphia. The stories I am drawn to are about places in transition and people who are struggling with the changes and chances of life. My pictures are observations more than humanitarian gestures, but they are always made with the hope of finding some insight into the way that people live.
I was awarded second place in the 2023 American Photographic Artists competition for an image I took at the Gay Pride celebration in New York in June. My book of black-and-white photographs "Atlantic City, the Last Hurrah" was published in April 2020 by Daylight Books. I was a finalist for the 2018 Pollux Documentary and reportage award, for some of my early work on Atlantic City, which was included in the Fifth Barcelona Biennial. I also spent many years as a newspaper reporter working in the South and the West. In 2010 I was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for my coverage of the drug war in Juárez, México.
I have a BA in journalism from Indiana University and an MA in creative writing from Boston University.