I am an artist, educator, and activist working primarily with photography and motion pictures. My work is part of a long tradition in photography: to bring to light and find beauty in the disregarded - hidden, unconscious, commonplace - not in the service of commerce or reportage, but with integrity, compassion, and generosity. I received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Photography from Indiana University.  Awards for my work include the Ferguson Grant from the Friends of Photography in San Francisco, CA for excellence and commitment to the field of photography.  My photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States including a solo show at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY.  I currently teach Multimedia Art at Berkeley City College in Berkeley, California, and Photography at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.