Currently located in Los Angeles, I live what I photograph. I spend up to years in the places I shoot, firstly building relationships and getting to know the place and secondly photographing my surroundings based on social issues and community. For me it is a part of remaining in the struggle for justice while having a creative outlet to keep sanity amongst the madness. I have supported liberation movements and photographed in Palestine, Bahrain, Serbia, Ukraine, Berlin, the United States and Mexico and many of the borderlands in between.
As an Ashkenazic, queer and gender non-conforming person born and raised in the U.S., I exist within a seeming border space of its own - benefiting from white-skinned privilege that inevitably invisiblizes my cultural identity. It is from this place I create work. And as one who has spent a life kept sane through the lens of a camera, I believe that art can move people to act. I produce creative work to reflect this belief and I work to combine art with activism to highlight the context in which we live. I specifically photograph to show this world to those of us who benefit the most, those of us not forced up against the walls of this life.
I have exhibited two solo shows since 2005 and have been part of collaborative shows including multiple exhibitions in Minneapolis, MN, between 2002 and 2004, at San Francisco's Mission Cultural Center in 2014, as part of the 2014-2015 University of Arizona Center for Middle East Studies annual show and at the Nogales Arizona-based Hilltop Gallery in 2015. My work is displayed on various online venues and is used by academics and writers to supplement their work.