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2010 MFA Photography Columbia College Chicago
1995 BA Sociology Boston College

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism for Photography, Non-Daily

Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio Competition winner, juried by Tina Barney, Melissa Harris, and Peter Barberie
Review Santa Fe participant

Honorable Mention, Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, juried by Andy Adams
Diversifying Higher Education in Illinois Fellowship, Illinois Board of Higher Education
Travel Scholarship Award, Midwest Society for Photographic Education
John Mulvany Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago
Graduate Opportunity Award, Columbia College Chicago

Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College Chicago
Social Justice Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago
Diversity Scholarship Award, Columbia College Chicago
Nominee, Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism for Magazine Photography
Nominee, New York Photo Awards, Student Fine Art Series

Dwight D. Follett Fellowship First-Year Full Tuition Award, Columbia College Chicago
Participating Spaces Finalist, FotoFest2008, Houston, Texas
Honorable Mention, Hey, Hot Shot website, Winter 07 edition

Juror's Award, Eye Candy, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award in Photography, juried by Susan Carr, Terry Boddie, and Celeste Nelms
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs CAAP Grant

Boston College Magazine, 2004 Flash Fiction Contest winner


Greetings from the Holy City, Art In These Times, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
New Deal Utopias, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois (solo)
Lathrop Homes, Dominican University, River Forest Illinois

Looking at the Land, FotoWeek DC 2012, curated by Andy Adams/FlakPhoto.com
Looking at the Land projected exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design
New Deal Utopias, Boston College, O'Neill Library, Level Three Gallery, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (solo)
PhotoPlace Open 2012, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, juried by Kyohei Abe
Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, juried by Paula Katz

EXPOSURE 2011, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, juried by Whitney Johnson
There's No Place Like Home, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, curated by Dawoud Bey
Urban View/Rural Site, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, curated by David Travis
Honorable Mention, CCNY 2011 Juried Competition, juried by Richard Renaldi
Youth Boxers, President's Gallery, Harold Washington College, Chicago (solo)
Youth Boxers, Morton College, Cicero, Illinois (solo)

2010 Photography Portfolio Competition Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Considering the City, Work • Detroit, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Detroit, Michigan
Human: Nature, Singapore International Photography Festival
Daydream Nation, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, juried by Jock Reynolds and Joshua Chuang
84th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, juried by Ingrid Schaffner
New Deal Utopias, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois (solo)
Gapers Block Chicago Artists Month Kick-Off, Chicago, Illinois
33rd Harper College National Juried Art Exhibition, Palatine, Illinois, juried by Douglas Stapleton
Hard Times: Yesterday and Today, Harold Washington College, Chicago
PhotoSpiva 2010, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, juried by Deborah Klochko
New Romantics, East Bank Records, Chicago, Illinois, curated by Mike Reinders

Lathrop Homes: Public Housing's Garden City, Rotunda Gallery, Roosevelt University (solo)
TPS 18: The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society, juried by Cig Harvey
27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, juried by Katherine Ware
National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Onward '09, Project Basho, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, juried by Peter Barberie (finalist)
A Portrait of Public Housing, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (solo show)

Learn Promote Defend, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia
Art at the X 2008, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, juried by Dr. Eric Lee
Emerging Photographer, The Darkroom, New Orleans, Louisiana
Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago
ArtXposium 2008, West Chicago, Illinois, curated by Anni Holm
Juried Exhibition in honor of James Van Der Zee, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California, juried by Steven Wirtz
First Juried Annuale, The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina, juried by Julian Cox
RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, California (two-person show with Heidi Schumann)

Bridge Art Fair, Orleans Street Gallery, Miami
ArtXposium 2007, West Chicago, Illinois, curated by Anni Holm
Identity: Contemporary Photographic Portraiture, New Orleans Photo Alliance, juried by Deborah Luster
Coalition of Photographic Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, juried by Brian Ulrich
ChicagoLANDscape, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, Illinois
The Photo Review International Competition Issue, juried by Toby Jurovics
Boys and Girls, City Gallery of Photography at the Historic Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Interactions, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, juried by Alison Nordström
Photocentric 2007, Minnesota Center for Photography, juried by Lisa Hostetler
New Works Gallery Online, Silver Eye Center for Photography website

Youth Boxers of the Chicago Park District, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (solo show)
Eye Candy, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, juried by Ron Platt
Foto-Work 2006, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, Illinois, juried by Whitney Bradshaw
The Photo Review International Competition Issue, juried by Phillip Brookman
18th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial 2006, Evanston, Illinois, juried by Michael Workman and Annette Ferrara
New Trends in Chicago Photography for Version Kunsthalle, curated by Brian Ulrich and Greg Stimac
Chicago Community Trust Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Daily Meaning: Life Inside America’s Service Industries, photo and audio exhibit, The Peace Museum in Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois

Voices in Time: Lives in Limbo (in collaboration with Beyondmedia Education and Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers), Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Milwaukee Art Museum
Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Union League Club of Chicago
Harold Washington College, Chicago
Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta

Publications / Bibliography

Spoon River Poetry Review (cover), Issue 37.2, Winter 2012
The New York Times LENS blog, March 5, 2012 (online)
Nueva Luz, Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall 2011
Urbanautica, Phototalk
, March 2011 (online)
Landscape Stories, Issue 3, March 2011, (online)
Gapers Block, February 16, 2011 (online)
Conscientious, November 30, 2010 (online)
Places: Design Observer, November 23, 2010 (online)
Camera Austria, Issue 111, Fall 2010
Flak Photo, June 29, 2010 (online)
PDNedu Storytellers feature, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Spring 2010
Bauwelt 36.10 (Germany), September 24, 2010
F-Stop Magazine, September 8, 2010 (online)
Chicago Tribune, "Good visual art everywhere in 2009," December 11, 2009
About Him, 6x6 Columbia College Chicago photography book series, 2008
South Loop Review, 2009
Afterimage Issue 35.6, 2008

Teaching Experience

2012 Photography I; Social Documentary, Illinois State University
2011 Foundations of Photography I, Columbia College Chicago
2010 Color Photography Teaching Assistant, Columbia College Chicago
2009-10 Adjunct Instructor, Photographing Chicago Landscapes, DePaul University
2008 Black-and-White Photography Teaching Assistant, Columbia College Chicago
2007-09 Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
2006-07 Part-time/teaching artist, Museum of Contemporary Photography Apprenticeship Program and After School Matters at Curie Metropolitan High School


2006-07 City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program Photography Panelist

Invited Lecturer

Artist Talk, Apple Store - Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois
Grand Valley State University, Grand Valley, Michigan
Center for New Deal Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Conference Presentations

Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts Conference, New Deal Utopias: Model Cities of the Great Depression, Louisiana State University, 2012
Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Penn State University, FSA Photographs of Greenbelt Towns: Selling Utopia During the Great Depression, 2011
Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Dallas, Texas, A Portrait of Public Housing, Graduate Student Presentation, 2009
Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lathrop Homes: Public Housing's Garden City, 2009

Radio Experience

2006 Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism for Best Radio Feature "Follow the Money" (co-recipient with Linda Paul and Cate Cahan)
"Bridging the Digital Divide" radio story for Eight Forty-Eight, Chicago Public Radio
2005 Assistant Producer and Principal Photographer, Chicago Matters, Chicago Public Radio
2004 Intern, Eight Forty-Eight, Chicago Public Radio
2003 "The Outsider" radio essay for Eight Forty-Eight, Chicago Public Radio series, "Continuing the Conversation About Race"

Freelance Photography Clients

The New York Times
Chicago News Cooperative
Bloomberg Businessweek
The McCormick Foundation
The Chicago Reporter
Community Renewal Society
Journal of Ordinary Thought
Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago Public Radio
Chicago Matters
University of Chicago Law School
Northwestern Magazine, Northwestern University
MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern University School of Law
University of Illinois-Chicago
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Chicago Community Trust
Snow City Arts Foundation
Tufts University