I was born in 1960 and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I studied journalism and art history. I took up photography after working as a book editor and the president of a small investment firm, and I now live and work in New York City.
My work is included in Bystander: A History of Street Photography, and I have been included in numerous international exhibitions. I am a member of the street photography collective UP Photographers, and my first book will be published by Aperture in the fall of 2020.
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