I am a freelance photojournalist based in Portland, Maine, specializing in portraiture and documentary photography.
I grew up in a small Maine neighborhood of mostly retirees and, when I was a kid, my favorite thing was to visit my neighbors each day and learn about their lives. People have always fascinated me, and stories have always been central to my life and work.
After graduating from college with a degree in Spanish and having lived and worked extensively throughout Latin America, I moved to Portland, Maine to study photojournalism, radio, and videography at The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Following my studies at Salt, I worked for seven years as the Director of Multimedia at The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing center for youth aged 6-18. There, I taught immigrant and refugee students how to share their life stories with community through writing, radio, and photography. My work as an educator has informed and inspired my own practice as an artist and documentarian.
I am available for hire for editorial work, portraiture, weddings, and photography partnerships with community organizations.
Published: The Atlantic, Poets & Writers, People Magazine, KALW: San Francisco Public Radio, Down East Magazine, The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Maine Women Magazine, Portland Press Herald/MaineToday Media, New Mexico Magazine, Literary Hub, LGBT Weddings, and Black Sheep Bride.
Clients Include: The Moth Mainstage, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, International Institute of New England, Portland Museum of Art, Maine Farmland Trust, American Academy of Nursing, Portland Adult Education, LearningWorks, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Coffee by Design, Bangor Savings Bank, The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Catholic Charities Maine, The Town of Yarmouth, Snell Family Farm, Reaching Higher New Hampshire, Casco Bay High School, and The Body Architect.
Awarded Best Photographer in Portland by The Portland Phoenix Best of Portland Awards 2017.