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My galleries are eclectic, showcasing various styles and subject matter. Photos are a language of their own. 

I am a photojournalist, specializing in conceptual portraiture in my work.  I have begun the next chapter of my life, freelancing in Oklahoma City, after working for the Associated Press, NGO and corporate organizations in addition to the Baltimore Sunpapers and The Oklahoman.  My photos are driven by a fresh, creative perspective and passion for capturing extra-ordinary movements. The results - photos that have visual impact. 

Represented by Getty Images.

My freelance clients have included  Getty Images, the  Associated Press,  AP Images, AARP, The 405 Magazine, Prison Fellowship, Oklahoma City Thunder,  John Hopkins Health Systems & University, University of Maryland health systems, Wat Miami Temple, New York Times, USA Today, Chronicles for Higher Education, Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center and Native American Diabetes Project.

Awards have included a Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography, three Pulitzer nominations, Overseas Press Association, Association of Black Media Workers, Native American Journalists Association, National Headliners Awards, Sigma Delta Chi, POYi and National Press Photographers Association POY. My work for non-profit organizations has earned me CASE awards.

I taught photojournalism at the University of Oklahoma and worked with students in the Associated Press' Diverse Vision workshop and the Native American Journalists conferences.