I was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1964 and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota in 1990. In 1995, I graduated with an MFA in Documentary Photojournalism from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, completed an internship with Newsday and was selected to the Eddie Adams Workshop as one of the top 100 college photographers in the country. Over the course of my career, my photographs have appeared in numerous publications including TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, VICE, Paris Match, USA Today, the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and have been featured on CNN, NBC News, ABC News, PBS Newshour, BBC News, Photo District News, Feature Shoot and on Smithsonian Magazine’s Instagram feed. My photography awards include two Editorial photos shortlisted as Finalists in the 2019 Communication Arts Photography Competition, Second Place Fine Art/Personal in the 2018 American Photographic Artists contest, American Photography 34, American Photography 33, ASMP’s Best of 2014, the Juror Award of Merit in the Street Photography/Documentary category from the International Fine Art Photography Competition in Paris, 5 First Place Photo Package awards from the Houston Press Club, the Photojournalist of the Year award from the Houston Press Club and an Honorable Mention in Editor & Publisher’s National Pictures of the Year. I’ve self-published four books of my photography: Re-Marking Twain’s Equator, Cuban Fire, My View From The Pit and Return To Glory. My photographs have been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Phoenix Art Museum, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art and The Ramones Museum in Berlin. And my music photography is represented by Rock, Paper, Photo. I’ve lived in Houston, Texas since 2000 where I’m an independent photographer and have taught photography classes at Rice University’s School of Continuing Studies since 2008.