I thrive on telling stories about remarkable, everyday people. Sometimes I enter their lives for just a few moments; other times it's for months or years. I am in their debt. Whether photographing locally or internationally, I look for chances to learn, collaborate and offer perspective on the unique as well as the universal.
My work has been published in National Geographic PROOF, New York Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, Detroit Free Press, The Syracuse Newspapers (Syracuse, NY), ONE.org and Global Post, among other outlets. During my 21-year tenure with The Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY, I’ve been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, The Associated Press, The New York Publishers Association and the Syracuse Press Club. I recently left my position at the newspaper to complete my master’s degree in Multimedia, Photography and Design at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. My work has been exhibited at Photoville in Brooklyn, NY, and ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY.
I believe sharing stories that elicit empathy and wonder, leading people to ask, "What would it be like to be that person or live in that place for just a little while?" is crucial in helping people find and strengthen common ground. I am currently based in Syracuse, NY, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.