I am a fine art and social documentary photographer. I am also a single mother, a feminist, a social scientist, and a person often in struggle with place, from my family’s back-to-the-land migration from Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula in the 1970s to my grunge-era return to the city and then back to the Peninsula during the Great Recession. These are the lenses I see through and the vantages I see from. Before I began my photographic practice I named my daughter Imogen after the photographer Imogen Cunningham. That study of the artist through my transformation into motherhood and the purchase of my first digital camera laid the groundwork for my photography. Later I studied social sciences at the University of Washington and my interests collided further with my art. I made the connection between myself as an observer and my documentary photography. At UW I focused my studies on women and children, place, belonging, and privilege, themes that strongly inform my artistic work. I am inspired by Dorothea Lange, Vivian Maier, Imogen Cunningham, and Group f/64. In the fall of 2020 one of my “Pandemic Sundays” project photos was selected for the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. My work has also been published in the Peninsula Daily News and Tidepools Magazine, purchased by the University of Washington, and selected for the 2020 Well+Being exhibit at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.
North Olympic History Center, Executive Director, 2020-21
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 2020-present
Port Angeles Community Players, 2018
Port Angeles Arts Council, President 2012-17
University of Washington Alumni, 2017
Peninsula College Alumni, 2013