University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A., 1987

Majors: Anthropology, Communication Art and Theory


Selected Exhibitions (Solo and major works, unless otherwise noted)

2014 /2015 California Dreaming (Group Show), Oceanside Museum of Art / Riverside Museum of Art

2013 Aberrant Abstraction, (Group Show), Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles

2012 Object of Projection, A Retrospective, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

2011 Drive Thru, Visual Journalism, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA, curated by Carl Berg

2011 One Night Stand (Group Show), Beacon Art Center, Los Angeles, curated by Doug Harvey, Michael Arata

2010 Drive-Thru, Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, CA

2009 Dreamland Ubiquities, Randall Scott Gallery, New York

2009, Dreamland Ubiquities, Pulse Art Fair, Miami

2009 UNHCR, Global Immigrtion, Exhibition, Cyprus

2008 REDCAT, Los Angeles (film screening)

2006 Comic-Con, San Diego (film screening)

2007 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (film screening)

2005 Mr. Winkle Hotel-Motel series, Icon Gallery, Los Angeles

2002 A Street in America, Photokina, UberLeben im Alltage – Berlin, Germany

2001 Life Work Survey, World Press Photo Foundation, Amsterdam

1998 Behind Oscar’s Back, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and Academy Foundation, Los Angeles

1996 Behind Oscar’s Back, Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France

1993 Squat Cultures of Homeless Youths in Hollywood, Lindhurst Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs

1992 Unplanned Portraits, Randall Scott TBA Gallery, Los Angeles


Honors, Awards

2008 American Photography Annual

2007 National Coalition for Quality in Children’s Media, Best Short Film, 2007

2004 American Photography Annual

2003 Communication Arts, Award of Excellence

2001 World Press Photo Foundation, World Press Photo of the Year

2001 World Press Photo Foundation, First Place

2000 Pictures of the Year, National Press Photographer’s Association

2000 American Photography Annual

2000 Communication Arts, Award of Excellence

1999 American Photography Annual

1998 American Photography Annual

1996 Communication Arts, Award of Excellence

1995 Pictures of the Year, National Press Photographer’s Association

1995 Communication Arts, Award of Excellence


Selected Press

The Today Show, Feature Author Interview, November 7, 2014

Publishers Weekly, “Almost Human,” Feature, September 1, 2014

ABC, Photo Feature, December 4, 2014

The Guardian, UK, Photo Feature, December 3, 2014

OC Weekly, Dave Barton, Review, Cover Story Arts, Oct 28, 2011

The Los Angeles Times, Donnell Alexander, Review, February 14, 2008

The Seattle Times, John Harti, Review, January 19, 2008 )

NY ARTS, James Scarborough, Review, March/April 2006, Vol.11, No.1/2

Things As They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955, Mary Panzer, Book Inclusion, 2005

Photographic, Lynn Iodice, Career Profile Feature, January 2005

Saint Louis Post Dispatch, Sarah Casey Newman, Feature, September 6, 2003

The Houston Chronicle, Bettijane Levine, Life and Entertainment, Cover Feature, August 25, 2003

The Denver Post, Elena A. Jefferson, The Scene, Cover Feature, August 5, 2003

The Detroit Free Press, Feature, August 8, 2003

The San Francisco Chronicle, Neva Chonin, Datebook, Cover Feature, July 23, 2003

The Los Angeles Times, Bettijane Levine, Calendar, Cover Feature, July 12, 2003

The Chicago Sun Times, Misha Davenport, Feature, June 13, 2003

The San Diego Tribune, John Wilkens, Currents, Cover Story, September 5, 2002

The Today Show, NBC, Featured Guest Interview, June 12, 2002

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Karen Sandstrom, Arts and Life, Cover Story, June 3, 2002

The New York Times, Julie Iovine, Feature, January 20, 2002

Reporter Ohne Grenzen, e.V., 2002 – Berlin - Uberleben im Alltag, 10 Forografinnen fur die Pressefreiheit, Thomas Abel, Feature

The Today Show, NBC, Feature Guest Interview, December 14, 2001

TV Asahi – Japan - Feature Story, December 17, 2001

USA Today, Marco della Cava, Feature, December 3, 2001

New York Newsday, Denise Laim, Feature, August 30, 2001

The Sacramento Bee, Cynthia Hubert, The Scene, Cover Story, July 13, 2001

De Journalist – Amsterdam - Herman Hoenveld, Cover Story, April 2001

PRESS Magazine – Warsaw, Poland - Oczy Spoteczenstwa, Feature, April Issue, 2001

Dinsdag - Amsterdam - Bert Verhoeff, Feature, April 24, 2001

The London Independent, Andrew Gumbel, Friday Review, Cover Feature, March 23, 2001

China Photo Press, Feature, February 20, 2001

CNN TV, Feature Story, February 2001

ABC Evening News, Feature Segment, January 2001

The Dallas Morning News, Michael Precker, Living, Cover Feature, October 24, 2000

The Los Angeles Times, Dennis Arp, Feature, September 22, 2000

Photo District News, Carol Lachnit, Feature, March 1999 issue

The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Karen Heller, Feature, March 22, 1998

The Today Show, NBC, Feature Interview, February 19, 1998

ABC Evening News, Feature Segment, January 22, 1998

The Los Angeles Times, Kristine McKenna, Feature/Review, Calendar Weekend, Cover Story, Weekend, January 15, 1998

The Los Angeles Daily News, Reed Johnson, L.A. Life, Cover Story January 15, 2008

The BBC, Interview, Januarry, 2008

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Steven Rea, Feature, March 23, 1997

A&L Magazine, Len Leer, Cover Story, January 23, 1997

VSD magazine – France – Jean P. Cerquant, Feature, September 1996

PHOTO magazine – France – Feature, September,1996

American Photo magazine, Stephanie Dolgoff, L.A.’s New Talent, January/February issue, 1993


Selected Collections

World Press Photo Foundation

Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences

Los Angeles County Museum of Art


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