Photography keeps me present.
Photography gives me a safe place to process—loneliness, regret, loss… as well as freedom, confidence, beauty, love… LIFE.
Photography gave me a purpose where there once was none.
Photography helped me find myself.
I shoot what’s in front of me. Every day for four years, I’ve taken pictures. I have thousands upon thousands of images that capture single moments—single moments that all together, make a life.
I’m working with the kids of City Faces this summer, teaching kids about this gift of photography—encouraging them to value what they see and what they experience, empowering them to document their own truths.
If you have an old or spare iPhone or iTouch, please consider donating it for the students’ use this summer. Send me a message. Your contribution will make a real difference… we only need 6 more for our class.
City Faces is an educational program for children living in Clinton-Peabody Public Housing in St. Louis, Missouri. The program was established in the area in 1994 in order to foster self-esteem and academic confidence among the children. Founded by Bob Hansman, associate professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, City Faces provides a safe environment, both physically and emotionally, for the kids to develop the tools they need to succeed and thrive. You can find out more on the City Faces website.