Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Women's March on Montpelier

On January 21st, just one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States women from Montpelier joined 5 million others around the world as they took to the streets to demand equity and racial justice. It was the largest protest in the history of the United States. In tiny Montpelier, the turnout was the largest Green Mountain history to descend upon the Capitol. By 3pm, more than 15,000 protesters watched as speakers, musicians, and poets made their way to the podium planted atop the granite steps of the capitol.

Vermont State Capitol Building


A Muslim Girls for Change member reciting a slam poem


Former Governor Madeline Kunin

Senator Bernie Sanders

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Contemplating the Anthropocene

Over the past few years I've tried to shift my focus away from protests, events, and breaking news photography in hopes that I might return to more traditional documentary/fine art work. As time has passed I've become more interested in the changing landscape we find ourselves existing and/or constructing in contemporary America.

Lately, I'm interested in how our constructed landscape specifically reflects our cultural values and priorities. Here are the questions I've been trying to visually explore: How does our built environment interact with existing landscapes and ecologies? How does the built environment affect our social interactions in any given space or place? What's our relationship with our public spaces and civic spaces? What happens when our constructed landscapes are divorced from our cultural histories and traditions?

I've got a million and one ideas swirling in my head. Here are a handful of images that have emerged as I slowly venture deeper into the ideas and the inevitable questions they raise. This work is a continuation of my explorations of the New Topographics movement that I previously posted about. With any luck, I'll be pulling this project together (possibly hanging a show somewhere) in the coming months.

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The landscape of Vermont is changing. With any luck, these images will spark a conversation around what mechanisms are driving that change. The tourist-driven economy has fetishized the rolling hills and Green Mountains with postcard perfect imagery of quaint villages and villagers, but this is a false image that we've been selling to the tourists and to ourselves. It's time to re-imagine the creative output concerning the Vermont Landscape and revise our relationship to the land we've been left to manage.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Burlington Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims

In the wake of the shooting of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, more than 1,500 of Burlington's LGBTQ community gathered to mourn. Politicians turned out and made speeches and the crowd tried to make sense of everything.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Random Photo Adventure in Charlotte

Here's to the joys of simply going for a drive and photographing freely and organically, without a thought in the world of "What am I going to do with these?! How does this fit into my project?!"

To that end.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Boston Climate March

Over the weekend I journeyed to Boston to photograph the Jobs, Justice and Climate: Rally to Defend New England's Future. After many bus miles and a fair bit of scampering around, I've got the following photos to share!

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