I would not say I am a ‘photographer’, yet only someone kept sane through the lens of a camera.
I see the world as a series of images able to tell stories of who we are, how we relate to, support and destroy one another.
At the moment, one of my weapons of choice in this political game of life is a camera in my hands and the passion to show the world what I see through the viewfinder.
I’ve worked on photo documentation projects focused on militarized borders and barriers using the US/Mexico border, Israel’s wall in Palestine, and the structures used to cut off Spanish Melilla from Morocco. It’s about the look of borders come manifest & its effect on the people and the land when the arbitrary line in the sand takes form
I’ve worked on photo documentation projects that capture life under occupation in Palestine, revolution in Bahrain, snapshots of the everyday across the world, and I’ve worked on a local, feel good, neighborhood documentation project in south Minneapolis, MN, USA called Powderhorn365. It is a new and refreshing experience to not worry about bodily harm while photographing.
August 2011 saw “Up Against The Wall”, an exhibit and installation of my border documentation portfolio:(http://upagainstthewall2011.wordpress.com/)