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Education

•   M.S.       The George Washington University, Major: Forensic Science 2015
•   M.F.A. Pratt Institute, Major: Photography, Minor: Printmaking 1996
•   B.A.         Smith College, Double Major: Studio Art/Russian Literature 1993

Professional Experience

•   Crime Scene Investigator, City of Durham, North Carolina 2016 – present
•   Darkroom Coordinator, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina 2016 – present
•   Co-founder and Board President, The Halide Project 2015 – present
•   Photography Instructor, Photo Center Northwest, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia Photo League, Durham Arts Council, and private events and clients 2008 – present
•   Freelance photographer and writer 1996 – present
•   Instructor, CSI Summer Program, Georgetown University Summer 2016
•   Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography 2007 – 2016
•   Coordinator, Member Benefits, Penumbra Foundation 2014 – 2015
•   Academic Director, Forensic Science Institute, Georgetown University Summer 2015
•   Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Black Graves Media 2006 – 2012
•   Design Assistant, Big Dipper Wax Works 2008 – 2009
•   Photographic Printer, Exhibition Prints, Inc. 1998 – 2007
•   Photography Assistant, Brooklyn Museum of Art 1996 – 1997
•   Personal Assistant to Elaine Mayes, Photographer 1994 – 1996

Teaching Experience

•   Film Processing, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina 2017
•   Cyanotype, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina 2017
•   Monthly Group Critique, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina 2017
•   Introduction to Darkroom Printing, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina 2017
•   Experimental Pinhole Photography, The Scrap Exchange, Durham, North Carolina 2017
•   Photographic Portrait Immersion, Peters Valley School of Craft 2016
•   On Location in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2016
•   On Location at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2015
•   History of Photography: 1970 – present, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2015
•   Quarterly Critique Leader, Philadelphia Photo League 2013 – 2015
•   Philly Photo Day community workshop teaching artist, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2012, 2014 & 2015
•   5-week Lighting Class, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2014
•   Introduction to Studio Lighting workshop, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2012 – 2014
•   Building Your Portfolio, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2012
•   Pin-up Photography Series through New York School of Burlesque, Studio Noir, and private events 2004 – 2010
•   Live Performance Photography: Burlesque, Photo Center Northwest 2008

Teaching Assistant Experience

•   Business Practice for the Photographer with Lester Lefkowitz, International Center of Photography 2016
•   Digital Negatives and Platinum Palladium Printing with Tricia Rosenkilde 2016
•   Your Voice in Studio Lighting with Shelby Lee Adams, International Center of Photography 2016
•   Exploring the Waterfront with Kristin Holcomb, International Center of Photography 2015
•   B&W I in Camera and Darkroom with Chandra Glick, International Center of Photography 2011 & 2014
•   Street Photography with Natan Dvir, International Center of Photography 2013
•   B&W I in Camera and Darkroom with Stephanie Badini, International Center of Photography 2012
•   Abstracting the Real with Barron Rachman, International Center of Photography 2011
•   B&W I in Camera and Darkroom with Doug Mulaire, International Center of Photography 2009 & 2011
•   Teen Academy at The Point, International Center of Photography 2007

Curatorial Experience

•   Living Image, Gravy Studio, Philadelphia 2017
•   Making Contact, Gallery 105, Philadelphia 2015
•   Philly Artist Project, Philadelphia Photo League 2014
•   Urban Decay, Blackbird, Philadelphia 2013
•   For the Love of Steel, 334 Bowery Gallery, NYC 2003

Awards

•   Fulbright Travel Grant, “I Terroni: People of the Earth” 1997
•   Michael Vinciguerra Grant, “I Terroni: People of the Earth” 1997

Solo Exhibitions

•   A Glimpse Inside: Experiments with x-rays, Resource Exchange, Philadelphia 2016
•   Forgotten 66, Blackbird, Philadelphia 2012 – 2013
•   Work by Dale Rio, Joe Bar, Seattle 2009
•   Night & Day: Burlesque in the Workplace, Babeland, Seattle 2008
•   American Subculture, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2005
•   a gallon of gas and a match, Ristra, Hoboken, NJ 2001

Group Exhibitions

•   Resist, Click! Photography Festival, Watts Grocery, Durham, North Carolina 2017
•   Durham Art Guild 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Durham Art Guild, North Carolina 2017
•   Forsaken, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina 2017
•   Our House, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina 2017
•   Man in the Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont 2017
•   Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Peters Valley Gallery, New Jersey 2016
•   Pop-up Pinhole Show, Gravy Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia 2016
•   Industrial Philadelphia, Past and Present, Athenæum of Philadelphia 2015
•   Art Show of Horror, Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art 2012
•   7Sins, Aktion Gallery, Philadelphia 2011
•   Unsung Heroes of Burlesque, Naftali Gallery, NYC 2010
•   Slideluck Potshow, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2010
•   Sanctuary & Ceremony, C Art Gallery, Seattle 2009
•   Analog Show, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle 2007
•   The Sex Issue, Volume 2, Projekt30 2007
•   RollerCon Roller Derby Convention, Las Vegas 2006
•   Art Attack, Spirit of Fashion Festival, Berlin, Germany 2006
•   Miss Exotic World Burlesque Pageant, Las Vegas 2006
•   Tattoo: Body Art, Fulton Street Gallery, Fulton, New York 2006
•   Neo-Erotique, Art @ Large, NYC 2004
•   A Bit of a Do Art Festival, Auckland, New Zealand 2004
•   For the Love of Steel, 334 Bowery Gallery, NYC 2003
•   Neo-Eroticism, Art @ Large, NYC 2003
•   Blessing of the Cars, Los Angeles 2003
•   Second Skin I, 334 Bowery Gallery, NYC 2002
•   Summer Hanging, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand 2002
•   State of the Art International Tattoo Convention, Derby, England 2001
•   Self-Portrait, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA 2001
•   ROAR: Women’s Work, Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ 2001
•   Far from Loving, A Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 2001
•   American Identities: land body wind people spirit, Gibson Gallery, SUNY Potsdam 2000
•   Through the Eyes of Three Women, Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 2000
•   Buried Within, Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 2000
•   Blink, Friends of the Arts, Chicago 1999
•   Familiar Strangers, Galapagos, Brooklyn, New York 1999
•   Edge, Sacred Body Art Emporium, NYC 1999
•   Body Mods, Sacred Body Art Emporium, NYC 1998
•   Figures & Flowers: Photographs, ArtForms Gallery, Red Bank, NJ 1998

Publications

•   Femme Fotale Volume III: Analog Photography 2016
•   Parvenue Magazine 2014
•   Planet Ink: The Art and Studios of the World’s Top Tattoo Artists, Voyageur Press (author and contributing photographer) 2012
•   Roller Derby Art: Women, Wheels & Wicked Fun, Schiffer Publishing, 2008 (contributing photographer and writer) 2008
•   Roller Derby: The History and All-Girl Revival of the Greatest Sport on Wheels, Speck Press (contributing photographer) 2007
•   Ripley’s Believe it or Not: Expect the Unexpected, Ripley’s Entertainment, Inc. (contributing photographer) 2006
•   Striptease, La Musadine Press (contributing photographer) 2006
•   Tattoos, Chrysalis Books, 2004 (co-author and photographer) 2004
•   Vicious, Delicious & Ambitious: Lowbrow Women Artists, Schiffer Publishing (contributing photographer) 2003
•   Electric Tattooing by Women: 1900 – 2003, Isadore Press (contributing photographer) 2003
•   Doctor Martens Air Wair Limited 1999
•   Hard Band for Dead: The Toasters’ Tourbook 1996

Professional Development

•   Pinhole Workshop, Center for Alternative Photography 2015
•   Carbon Printing Workshop, Center of Alternative Photography 2015
•   Bromoil Workshop, Center for Alternative Photography 2015
•   Wet Plate Printing, Center for Alternative Photography 2014
•   Adobe Creative Suite Class, Seattle Community College 2008

Clients

•   Blackbird Pizzeria, Philadelphia

•   Black Book, NYC

•   Blood & Thunder Magazine, CA

•   Bust Magazine, NYC

•   Chord Magazine, NYC/Los Angeles

•   Epitaph Records, Los Angeles

•   The Face, London

•   The Fallser, Philadelphia

•   Gold Mountain Forge, Port Washington, PA

•   Illicit Clothing, Auckland, New Zealand

•   International Tattoo Arts Magazine, NYC

•   J-Collabo, NYC

•   Kerrang!, London

•   Marquis Magazine, Germany

•   Melody Maker, London

•   Parvenue Magazine

•   Pulp Magazine, Auckland, New Zealand

•   Shimmy Magazine, CA

•   Shofuso Japanese House & Garden, Philadelphia

•   Skin Deep Magazine, London

•   Spin Magazine, NYC

•   Spirit Magazine, Canada

•   Tatuajes & Perforaciones, Mexico

•   Thrasher Magazine, Los Angeles

•   Total Tattoo Magazine, England

•   Zelda Magazine, NYC

Miscellaneous

•   Permaculture Design Certificate Course, instructed by Melissa Miles 2012
•   Certificate of Completion: Forensic Anthropology, Henry Lee Institute 2012
•   Certificate, Bloodstain Evidence Institute 2011
•   Certificate of Completion: Crime Scene Photography, Henry Lee Institute 2010
•   Certificate of Completion: Evidence Recognition and Recovery, Henry Lee Institute 2009