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May
21st
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Club Photo Studio Day

These are my amazing students learning to work in the studio (while in costume, no less!) More info on my program and the work these teens do here. Join us at Photo Center Northwest for their end of the year show on June 14th from 5-7 PM.

Mar
26th
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CLUB PHOTO // WORLD SCHOOL // PCNW

Here we are in week three of Club Photo’s Spring semester, and I thought it was due time for me to write about the program that has changed my life for the better, and tied me to my hometown of Seattle.


Club Photo is an after-school program that provides free photography classes to immigrant and refugee teens at Seattle’s World School. This is my third year teaching Club Photo, and the program is in its 7th year, currently including students from Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, El Salvador, Honduras & Mexico. Students at the World School come from every corner of the world, representing a total number of twenty-six languages. Many World School students are political or economic refugees who have experienced trauma, deprivation, and/or victimization before they arrived in Seattle. Few of these students have received any form of education prior to arriving at the school.

Club Photo teaches students photography, offering an opportunity to tell their stories, speak English and acclimate to a dramatically different culture. Club Photo students develop a visual language that communicates concepts that are difficult to express verbally, allowing viewers to step into their worlds, both private and public. The personal growth that results from this program is phenomenal. Students gain self-confidence, make friends with peers from other language groups, and learn a new form of artistic expression. Due to recent cuts in arts funding, Club Photo is the only remaining after school arts program being offered at the World School, and received only one fourth of its annual funding this year, making our program in dire need of your support.

For additional information, click below:

http://www.friendsofsboc.org/
http://pcnw.org/outreach/project-highlights/#1

To make a donation, please visit http://pcnw.org/support/donate/.

Mar
9th
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Club Photo begins, and Lauren Hillman is in for the win!

Feb
23rd
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Jan
23rd
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It’s been ages, and I can’t begin to summarize, but somehow life has gone from THIS:

TO THIS:

in a matter of days.

Guadalajara, I love you long time.

Nov
27th
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I am loving this illustration by Ellen Weinstein from today’s New York Times article, African American Atheists.”

God bless the Sunday Times.

Oct
24th
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In two short weeks the gay boyfriend and I are off to San Francisco, the land of sunshine, flea markets, and Humphrey Slocomb. I am over the top excited to visit Pier 24. Some of my all time favorite photographers currently have works on view, including Diane Arbus, Larry Sultan, Hiroshi Sugmimoto, Richard Misrach, and Katy Grannan.

Hiroshi Sugimoto from the series Seascapes

Richard Misrach

Oct
20th
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Colonel Qaddafi, 69, was an erratic, provocative dictator with the wardrobe and looks befitting an aging rock star.
Oct
10th
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I am thrilled to announce “Time, Wasted, ” an upcoming collaboration with filmmaker Shaun Scott at NEPO House on December 17th. The show will feature my newest photographic works followed by a screening of Scott’s second documentary film “Waste of Time.”

Oct
5th
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This is my latest purchase from 20x200, bought in hopes of making my apartment more amazing and dreamlike every day (a necessity now that Seattle has entered its six months of inevitable rain and bitter cold).

Animal Locomotion; Plate 197 (Couple Dancing), Eadweard Muybridge