All the President's Men
This gallery focuses on some of the major political figures in our current administration. All of these figures have been on media coverage extensively at various times. With intense, daily crises, it easy to forget their stories. Common to all these figures is the central element of not being qualified for their roles, either by experience or by having missions counter to the job at hand. In addition, the current investigation into Russian interference in the US election system in 2016 undermines the integrity of our elected officials and those appointed by the current administration
Tea Pickers of Yunnan
Yunnan is the largest province for tea production in China. It also contains 38% of all of China's ethnic minorities, who have been grappling with family traditions and new possibilities. This is part one of a three part photo series based on education in Yunnan ethnic Minorities. This was made possible by support from Wilbraham and Monson Academy, and Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Volunteer Project (YEMS).
Memory and Meaning 2009
Re-working pre-existing photography from WWII and the Holocaust is the basis for examining the connection between memory, meaning, and visual discovery.Shown as part of a solo show "Camera Obscured" at Springfield, MFA 2009/10. Memory and Meaning: Non camera based photography.Manipulated appropriated photographic imagery in a traditional darkroom This work, no doubt, carries with it uncomfortable elements. In reusing existing historical imagery from WWII, in particular the Holocaust, memories, feelings, and history share the surface and content of these manipulated photographic works. Reviewing, exploring, and interacting with this imagery is a personal attempt to understand the mechanisms and scope of these tragedies. In doing so, I have been forced to reconsider my perceptions of history, identity, and memory. While the past shapes the present, the present can determine how the past is viewed. Inherent in the photographic process of this series of works is the back and forth between determining the contents of the image, shadows and light, abstraction and figuration, clarity and obscurity, completion and fragmentation. My photographic working methods are analogous to my understanding and interpretation of history.