Kids of New York City | About

Originally from a small town in Texas, I lived and traveled throughout the world before making New York City my home in the early ‘80s following graduation from Harvard Law School. After careers in corporate law and investment banking and a lengthy sabbatical to raise my family and pursue volunteer work for various human rights organizations, I finally found my passion—photography—several years ago. Since then, my fine arts photography has appeared in numerous shows and publications and won several awards. I also frequently work with not-for-profit organizations to help further their missions through strategic photography projects, and am the co-founder and photographer for the New Abolitionists campaign to help fight human trafficking. I also accept commissions to do commercial work from time to time. This Kids of New York City project was created after finding myself missing the company of youth as an empty-nester. With this project, I hope not only to capture the unique diversity of New York City's teen youth, but also their courage, savvy, creativity, thoughtfulness, vitality, and generosity of spirit.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Athena Film Festival, NYC: The New Abolitionists
  • 2015 Gallery 18, Riverdale, New York: Water Paints and My Still Life Aviary
  • 2015 Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA: New York’s New Abolitionists
  • 2015 Cipriani, NYC: New York’s New Abolitionists
  • 2015 Photoville, Brooklyn, New York: New York’s New Abolitionists
  • 2014 The Paley Center for Media, NYC:  New York's New Abolitionists
  • 2014 The Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC:  My Still Life Aviary
  • 2013 The International Center of Photography, NYC:  New York's New Abolitionists



Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC: Masks
  • 2016, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC: Portals
  • 2016, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT: Flight
  • 2016 , SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC: Water
  • 2015-2016 International Center of Photography, NYC, Collective Works/Selections from the Master's Seminar: Iguazu Falls
  • 2016 The Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC: Echoes of Greece
  • 2015 A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas: Abstractions
  • 2015 A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas: Still
  • 2015 A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas: Family
  • 2015 A. Smith Gallery: Iconography
  • 2015 St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, Louisiana: Annual Show
  • 2015 A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas: Water
  • 2015 Professional Women Photographers, NYC:  Whims of Weather
  • 2015 The Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC:  Off the Grid
  • 2015 Metro Show 2015, NYC:  Off the Grid
  • 2015 Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York:  Photography Takes Over 2015
  • 2014 The MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey:  Tales, Processes, and Moments, Collective Works from an ICP Master's Seminar

 

Awards

  • Finalist, Magnum Photography Awards 2016 international competition
  • Selected by jury vote to be included on THE ARCHIVE, a web gallery at ai-ap.cpm, as part of The Latin American Fotografia 4 Winning Collection, an honor extended to 37 photographs out of hundreds of submissions.
  • Visitors’ Award and Honorable Mention, 2015 A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas: Water


Selected Bibliography