"Truth is Beauty. Beauty is Truth."
I am drawn to nature photography for its capacity to slow the senses as well as to fill them,
to attend to what is present without distraction,
to reveal the constant change in everything,
and to promote healing.
Prior to becoming a photographer I worked in public health programmes in Sudan, Cambodia, Kenya, and Peru. Having personally witnessed the brutal and cruel consequences of war, I am compelled to document the ongoing Peace Movement in Pittsburgh since 2001.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: "InterPlay: Art and Science", Associated Artists group show, 2010
TEDx conference, presented "Organic Mandalas", Nemacolin Woodlands, PA. 2009
Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Solo Show, "Organic Mandalas", 2009
First Visionary Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA. 2009
Silver Eye Center for Photography, online gallery; "Organic Mandalas", 2009
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA.
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA.
Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh,Pa.
Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA.
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, Pittsburgh, PA.
Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, Pa.
"Kosmos Journal", global publication 2010
"Showcases Magazine", Germany, 2009
Thomas Merton Center's monthly paper, frequent contributor, Pittsburgh, PA.
Editorial: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology.
Health Equity Associates: "Latino Photo Voices"
Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Butler Memorial Hospital, Butler, PA.
Works on Loan: The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, PA.
Photography Courses: Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA.
MPH, International Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
BA, Anthropology and Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
RN and SCM, Nurse and Midwifery, Charing Cross, London, England.
Voluntary work photography:
"Peaceful Gathering of Hands", Pittsburgh PA.
American Friends Service Committee, Pittsburgh PA.
Latino Health Advocacy project "Photo Voices", Pittsburgh, PA.
Public Health Profession:
Project Manager, Maternal and Child Health, Sudan.
Assistant Camp Coordinator, Refugee Camps on the Thai-Cambodian Border.
Volunteer nurse, Kenya, East Africa.
Nurse-Midwife, Peruvian Amazon, South America.
Educational experiences in India and Nepal.