I’m honored to give a talk at Professional Women Photographers (PWP) monthly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8th. I will be showing and discussing work from my travels in Asia and Africa throughout the years…
This year, The International Photography Awards received 14266 of submissions from over 165 countries, and I am honored to have been awarded an Honorable Mention Award in the 2017 International Photography Awards Competition in People – Culture for the winning entry Samburu Warriors.
See more about the awards here.
In April of 2017, the Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York held a solo exhibit of my ongoing project, “Still Points in a Turning World”. This work explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.
“The central revelation of anthropology is that this world deserves to exist in a diverse way, that we must find a way to live in a truly multicultural, world where all of the wisdom of all peoples can contribute to our collective well-being.” Wade Davis
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I was so happy to have a solo exhibit at Salomon Arts Gallery. My intention for the exhibit was to celebrate cultural diversity; to demonstrate that though we may not see our own customs and traditions in these images, we can recognize our common humanity.
All cultures celebrate the same things. We have rituals surrounding birth, death, good harvests, courtship, family reunions, rites of passage and more…
I was really happy to have a number of different events with a multicultural group of friends, family, and art collectors and enthusiasts. I had a cocktail party one night for the cast of Afrimericans, a scripted show following men and women who were born all over Africa and are now living here, a new emerging narrative about contemporary Africa. It was interesting to see their impressions of their own tribal cultures. There were people from Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Cameroon and more…
One Saturday I gave a talk moderated by Harvey Stein, a photography and long-time teacher at ICP in New York, sharing my stories about our cross-cultural truths; the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.
I also held a trunk show one day, an event in collaboration with my friend Siamanda Chege and her company Bebe Ravi, and the proceeds were used to help and empower women in Siamanda’s village in Kenya.
I feel I’m completing the circle sharing the work with so many different people and cultures.
I am thrilled to be the featured photographer on Lenscratch
curated by Aline Smithson
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Fem Worldview Magazine is a publication showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. I am honored to be featured alongside of a group of such powerfully engaging female photo-journalists and cultural photographers.
Fem Worldview recognizes the need for women photographers and photo-journalists to travel to the remote places of the world with our cameras, which can produce images to inspire and influence the way we view and relate to foreign cultures.
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