About

I'm a documentary and portrait photographer, writer, media strategist, independent book publisher and photo festival founder in Washington, D.C. My passion is telling stories through creative photography projects. Having spent years working in the public interest as a journalist and at NGOs, I’ve always sought to make a positive difference in the world. Now, as a media consultant, I work with causes I believe in to enlighten, educate and motivate in order to spark positive change or reform. I’m driven by a desire to make an impact — to use my skills as a writer, photographer and campaigner to expose social injustice through powerful, purposeful storytelling.

My Company

I'm the owner and founder of Focus on the Story, which celebrates the art of visual storytelling by publishing photo books, conducting workshops, sponsoring contests and putting on the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival.

 

Awards & Exhibits

Leica Store D.C.'s 2017 Dusk til Dawn Juried Exhibit

Exposed DC’s 2017 Juried Exhibit

Exposed DC’s 2016 Juried Exhibit

Foto DC’s 2015 Faces of DC Competition, 2nd place

Exposed DC’s InstantDC 2014 Open Call Juried Exhibit

 

Media & Publications

Chasing the Great American Eclipse: Images and Essays from Totality (2018, editor and contributor)

UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response (2017, co-editor and contributor)

Cuba: Seven in 10 (contributor)

“Finding hope and dreams in Havana amid the rubble and everyday struggles” ~ Huffington Post

“Sometimes, Street Photography Is About Having Faith” ~ Huffington Post

“How Creating a Photography Community & Meetup Made Me A Better Photographer” ~ Shutterbuglife

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