I first became interested in metal detectors when I was an MFA student at Cal State Long Beach. One day I placed three non-functional “walk-through” metal detectors in the middle of an art gallery. Positioned on the gallery wall was a life-sized image of an African American woman holding a[…]
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This piece from my series, “judges/inmates/juxtaposed,” has been selected to be part of the exhibition Photography as Response, which will take place October 5 – November 11, 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Center for Fine Art Photography. “Photography, like all art, is a tool for resistance. Resistance to the[…]
I recently had the honor of photographing artist Sherrill Roland at LACE in Hollywood. Read about this man’s amazing work in challenging us to consider what “incarceration” and “race” means to us in American society. This is performance taken to new levels… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sherill-roland-the-jumpsuit-project_us_591b2dd0e4b07d5f6ba69ea6
Doing a “pecha kucha” presentation at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on July 13, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium. If you’ve never seen a pecha kucha style event, come check out my 6-and-a-half minute slide show where I will be describing what civic engagement means to[…]
I am honored to be the featured artist at the upcoming Harvard LatinX Law Conference LatinX Advocacy IN/DIFFERENT Spaces. My presentation is going to focus on the nexus between my visual art and public administration inside the Los Angeles criminal justice system.
For the first time in more than a decade, all categories of crime rose across Los Angeles in 2015. This marks the second year in a row that violent crime has increased following years of steep decline. Compounding our crime problem is America’s “revolving door”, with seven out of every[…]