I live and work in Asbury Park, NJ. I studied photography and printmaking at SUNY Buffalo, NY and Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.
One of my recent projects, In the Presence of Family, chronicles family diversity as exhibited through intermarriage, biracial adoption, integration, and same sex marriages. It has evolved through several stages beginning with hand-painted and darkroom manipulated images moving into both color and black & white digital photography in the 2000’s.
In 2004, I received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to develop this project, and, in 2010, received an additional one to create a photo-history of these families. I published a book by the same name in 2010. It is in the permanent library collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Public Library and International Center of Photography.
In 2012, I began teaching in the Park Slope Women’s Shelter, Brooklyn, NY. My portraits of these women, In the Presence of Women, will be exhibited in 2015 at Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ.
Other exhibition venues include Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, Henry Street Settlement, Webster University, Long Island University and Farleigh Dickerson University.