Self-Portrait   2012

I was drawn to photography to record social and political changes that were happening around me and were forever altering my worldview.  As a street photographer, my work is a cross between photojournalism and fine art.   The content is often informational or sociological, and images may range from ironic and humorous to those containing deep pathos and passionate encounters.

The process of photography is what compels me; I use the camera to get in close and to interact and move around with people in public spaces.  I completed two social documentary series that looked at the tensions and conflicts inherent in social change: The Power Line (1977-1979) and The Women’s Peace Camp (1983-87). These projects focused on the residents and activists who organized themselves against threats to their environment and for a peaceful world.