I am a photographer, artist, photography teacher and digital media instructor. I’m passionate about putting the tools of photography and media in people’s own hands, enabling them to explore aspects of themselves, their families, their communities, and the world around them through photography, writing and digital storytelling (audio, video and digital photography).
As an artist in the schools, I’ve worked with students to create a 10 foot-wide cyanotype collage; explore the school forest through on-site photography and writing; and make short videos of community members with compelling stories to share about food, sustainability, and growing up in a small rural community.
Much of my personal work has been in the area of documentary portraiture. Recently, I have been interested in creating public art, accessible to all and with community input. In 2016, two collaborators and I created From the River, To the River, a creative place-making public art project of five interrelated art installations for the town of Brattleboro, funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant.
In addition to my Teaching Artist work, I have taught both Black and White and digital photography to students and adults at the In-Sight Photography Project, the Brattleboro Retreat (a mental health facility), at an affordable housing complex, and at Vermont Academy (where I currently teach).