I am an artist working in black and white photography using film and gelatin silver papers to take portraits. I shoot nature digitally and sell images as cards or large prints. I teach photography at Franklin Pierce University and Saint Anselm College and am most interested in conveying to students the fun of expressing and exploring one's identity through the choices one makes when photographing.

I studied photography at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston while working on a book about my grandfather. I received an M.F.A. from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York where I learned to make half-tones, and self-published my book entitled A Heritage. I went on to study book-binding and have created many one-of-a-kind artist's books.

In 2004, I was awarded a research grant to photograph people with piercings, from which I created a 36-image show. In 2010, I had a one-woman show of twenty Piercing Portraits and gave a talk about how this project changed my attitudes about self-expression. My work has been exhibited locally and nationally in both group and one-woman shows, and has won awards in shows around my home state of New Hampshire.



Photography Exhibit
Jaffrey Public Library


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