A recent job had me creating new images for the stellar, human rights activist and radical feminist Farah Tanis. Cool, minimal design by Betta Lang. Check out the new site here. Check out some of her projects including a museum in Crown Heights devoted to promoting Transnational and Black Feminist histories and traditions as well as this activist…
Category: Racial/Social Justice
My lecture at the MSU Arts and Humanities Dept.
I recently was honored to participate in the Wednesday Night Live lecture series at the Residential College of the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. I spoke on two topics: Living as a Creative and the Power of the Still Image. In preparing for the talk I stumbled upon the roots of my becoming a photographer. …
Nonprofit work in West Bengal, India
Here is a selection of images for a nonprofit I worked with in West Bengal, India in 2004. I spent two weeks with the Economic Rural Development Society photographing the many different operations they conduct around the state for their marketing materials. These portraits were for their “Adopt-a-Granny” program.
Watch this video while you run on the treadmill! A 30 minute film for Girls Gotta Run of Southern Ethiopia.
I recently completed my first film which was funded by a 2014 grant I received from Getty Images and Lean-In.org. The piece was made for Girls Gotta Run, a nonprofit organization out of Washington D.C. that facilitates running clubs in Southern Ethiopia for young women. The video was crafted to be watched as one runs on a treadmill and to immerse the runner…
Show at the Society for Domestic Museology
I am currently showing two series of work (its still up for anyone who wants to check it out) at a cool little gallery on the Upper West Side in NYC. A series from a baby beauty pageant as well as a series documenting sites where people have been lynched are on display….
New portrait for Housing Works
I recently shot the Pride Parade for the incredible non-profit in NYC, Housing Works, which assists people living with HIV. Here is the first use of those images, a nice portrait for a profile piece. Eric Bartley, below, has a great story, check it out.
Detroit’s Palmer Park: Where ghosts of past and present collide
Sven Gustafason and I did a story for HOUR Magazine on one of the largest and most historical public parks in Detroit and its current iteration and rebirth. Here is a post with more photos and an updated and more in-depth version of Sven’s story. Sven Gustafason To me, there might be no better microcosm for the Detroit experience…
Rapper Sean Forbes, for HOUR Detroit Magazine.
I recently had an assignment from HOUR Detroit Magazine to photograph an up and coming rapper from Detroit while he performed a concert here in NYC. The rapper, who is represented by the same management team as Eminem, is 100% deaf. He grew up in a family of musicians in Detroit and has carved…
Portrait from Shreveport, Louisiana.
Met this nice chap on the grounds of the Shreveport, Louisiana state court building. I was there photographing for my project on historical sites of racial violence.