I am a fieldwork photographer and researcher specializing in environmental justice.
My photographic work documents individual and collective efforts to maintain connectedness with place and with each other.
In recent projects, I have focused on how people strengthen relationships of wholeness and community, particularly as a means for healing diverse forms of trauma inflicted by violence and exploitation around the world. I have witnessed these processes through fieldwork based projects in Ecuador and India, documenting Indigenous and farmer-led struggles for social-ecological justice. I have written on these themes for English- and Spanish-language media and in numerous academic publications. I also engage more personally with photography as a way to explore themes of relatedness and presence/absence in my own life.
My photography has been published by media and scholarly platforms including Cultural Anthropology; Resilience Magazine; The Royal Anthropological Institute; Toward Freedom; Uneven Earth; India Development Review; The Revelator; openDemocracy / democraciaAbierta; Farming Matters; and LEISA: Revista de Agroecología.
Recent exhibitions include group shows at Siy Gallery (San Francisco); Praxis Photographic Arts Center (Minneapolis); Auburn Art Gallery (Los Angeles); the Midwest Center for Photography (Kansas); Stockyards Gallery (Missouri); the New York Center for Photographic Art; the Chania International Photo festival (Crete, Greece); Millepiani (Rome, Italy); and Blank Wall Gallery (Athens, Greece).
I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland); I am currently a Lecturer in Global Studies and co-founder of the CREW Center for Restorative Environmental Work at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA).
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