1998-1999 University of North Carolina Charlotte BFA Art with concentration in Photography - minor in Art History
1998 Studio Art Center International, Florence Italy Documentary Photography and Renaissance Art History
1977-1980 Landstuhl, Germany Photography Apprenticeship under photographer Harold Jacobs
PHOTOJOURNALISM WORK EXPERIENCE AND SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Currently: Twenty-five years of experience and accomplishments in photography. Primary involvement as Independent Photojournalism and Documentary photographer. Clients include The Los Angeles Times, World Vision, Pasadena Weekly, Gamma Press Agency, Loyola Law School, Novella Publishing Co., and The Lancaster News, Daily Journal
1999-2001 Daily Journal and Our Times- Los Angeles Times.
1987-1999 Contract Photographer for The New York Times, USA TODAY, Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, and People Magazine. Based in Charlotte, NC
1986-1999 Contract Photographer for Sipa Press, exclusive photojournalist for the southeastern United States. Sipa Press, based in New York and Paris, is the third largest photo agency in the world
1980-1999 Stringer photographer for the Charlotte Observer
1984-1986 Chief Photographer for The Leader , Charlotte, NC
Adjunct Professor 2003-Currently Black and White Photography and Lab Adjunct Professor, Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2002 Basic Photo and Black and White Lab Adjunct Professor, Mt. San Antonio College
2000-2001 UCLA-Extension, Environmental Portraits Instructor
2001-2002 City of Torrance Cultural Center, Basic Photo Instructor
1997-1999 - Photography instructor, Queens College
1986-1998 Central Piedmont Community College. Subjects taught Basic Photography and Photojournalism
1999- 2003 -Editorial column with photographic essays for the Lancaster News.
1999-2001Columnist for National Press Photographer Magazine
1980-1999Feature writer for the Charlotte Observer and Reuters News Service.
1989 -1999 Feature writer for Break Magazine / Charlotte Observer
1987 -1989 Chief Photographer, The Charlotte Leaders News
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HONORS
2002 - "World Youth Day" - Pope John Paul II Photo Essay and Book
1999-2001 - Chairperson of National Press Photographer's Association Women's Committee- Region 10
2000 - Photo Exhibit, "Renaissance of the Catawba Indians" - Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
1999 - Public Art Exhibition, 'China - A GLASS HOUSE" No. 1, 3rd St. Promenade Santa Monica, CA. Photography and Performance Art. Commemoration of 10th anniversary of Tiananmen Square
1999 - Public Art Exhibition, " China - A GLASS HOUSE" No. 2, Chinese Consulate
1999 - Public Art Project To Give An Identity of The West Blvd. Project Through Photography and Videography for black history and developmental aid for the city of Charlotte, NC
1999 - Photographic documentary, "The Renaissance of The Catawba Indians", one-person show, Cone Center, UNCC.
1998 - Tiananmen Square Photo Exhibit, Museum of Torrance, Los Angeles, CA
1998 - Public art photographic mural for the Center Point Human Resource Center 4x8 feet, Winston Salem, NC
1997 - 1998 North Carolina Arts Council Touring and Resident Artist Directory
1997 - 1998 Charlotte's Web-photographer chosen for website open studio, N.E.A.
1997 - A permanent exhibit of ten 4x8 feet photographs on Charlotte and NC at the Charlotte Convention Center
1997 - Documentation of the building of the Interstate Johnson and Lane Financial Center, (IJL) for permanent exhibition in the building
1996 - Public Art photographic mural to represent Charlotte, permanent display in Ericsson Stadium, 29 feet by 9 feet
1996 - The cover and inside photographs of the book on Charlotte life and culture, CHARLOTTE NOTHING COULD BE FINER
1995 - A permanent exhibit of photographic documentation of the artist painting the murals on exhibit at The Charlotte Convention Center
1995 - Three 3x5 foot photographs on permanent exhibit at the Charlotte Convention Visitors Center covering lifestyles in Charlotte
1992 - Emerging Artist Award, The North Carolina Arts and Science Council of Charlotte Mecklenberg, Inc.
1990 - Exhibitions of coverage of the Tiananmen Square Massacre throughout the southeastern United States sponsored by a grant from Bank of America
1987 - First Place, Best Original Color Photography; News - National Association of Advertising Publishers, Chicago
1987 - Second Place, Color Photography; Feature - National Association of Advertising Publishers, Chicago
Member of the National Press Photographer Association
Member of Women in Photography International