- What does visual peacemaking mean to you?
Telling stories visually that promote understanding and awareness among different communities and cultures.
- What motivates you to be a peacemaker?
I cry over conflict that occurs because of misunderstanding, misperceptions, and ignorance. I believe if people have an understanding of our shared humanity and connections to each other, we will reduce conflict.
- Have you ever felt stereotyped?
- How does your camera get you to reflect on your world and your life?
Photography keeps me in the moment and makes me thoughtful as to what has meaning visually to myself and others.
- What do you like to photograph best?
- What technical aspect of photography do you find most challenging?
Flash photography, which I do try to avoid!
- Is there a particular group you feel is misunderstood or stereotyped that you’d like to document common humanity amongst?
Women and girls.
- Do you have an idea worth sharing?
I have ideas for a few projects that require more travel than I can afford at this point. I would love to find a group of photographers across the world to collaborate with.
I am a photographer living in Bend, OR and I specialize in portrait photography. I have done work here locally for a couple of non-profits, and would like to expand my experience beyond Central Oregon. I am married with two children, ages 5 and 9, and enjoy mountain biking, skiing and spending time with my family. I am excited to part of the Visual Peacemaking community.
My Recent Activity
- I added: Lives on the Line: Empowering Women to be Catalysts for Change
to Photo Stories on June 03, 2012
I am available for assignments and travel throughout the year. Please contact me to discuss specific availability.
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I am a portrait and commercial photographer living in Central Oregon.