Artist Statement & CV

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”

-Maya Angelou, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Each of us carries a story that is multifaceted and uniquely ours.  As a documentary photographer and poet, I am driven to show the textures, nuances and varied perspectives that come with any given story.  My true intentions are to shine a light on the sometimes forgotten or unknown sides of these lives and subject matters.

The goal of my work is to immerse myself into the subject or culture enabling me where possible to place voice and words to the photography and broadening the humanity of the story.  When opportunity meets, those writings will come directly from the subjects through their participation.

With any medium, my goal as a documentarian is to use my creative gifts for the purpose of serving through advocacy.  I want to be used as a vehicle to bring a different lens and awareness to topics of humanity for the sole objectives of shift and change.


Juried Exhibitions


2017      Ruth, “I SPY” (Group) Exhibition, October 2017 

Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2017      With Every Mile, (Solo) Exhibition, February- July 2017

Triangle Community Artist Gallery Exhibition, Durham, NC

2017      Dreams Deferred, (Collaborative) Exhibition, January 2017

Visual Art Exchange-The Lab Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2016       Ruth, “Truth to Power 4” (Group) Exhibition, July 2016

Pleiades Gallery, Durham, NC

2007      “Transportation” (Group) Exhibition

         Back Porch Gallery, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC


Open Exhibitions


2016      The Carrack 5th 5th Birthday Community Show


Poetry & Writing


2015      Protest, First Place Winner

Carolina Woman Magazine 2015 Writing Contest


Professional Associations

  • Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders (TEAL) Steering Committee, 2016 to present
  • North Carolina Writers Network, Member, 2015 to present
  • Durham Art Guild, Member, 2015 to present
  • Friends of Club Horizon, Board of Directors, 2013 to 2017

Education

Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, Durham NC
Continuing Studies Certificate Candidate Spring 2017, Photography & Writing

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