"Photography has one leg in painting and one leg in life

but the two things must be combined."   


I began studying photography in 2015 after years as a fine art painter. Schooled in the essential elements of painting -- color, light and composition -- it was not a difficult transition.  Whether inside the studio or out, the artistic tool box was the same.


As a native New Yorker, the genre of street photography was a natural fit.

I had always been captivated by the hum and buzz of the street; the energy of unremitting commerce; the mash-up of peoples and cultures. With a camera in place of a paint brush, I could capture the endlessly fascinating drama unfolding in the public sphere.




International Exhibition, Women Street Photographers, New York City 

#ICPConcerned:Global Images for Global Crisis, International Center of Photography, New York City

International Exhibition, Women Street Photographers, State Historical Museum, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Vernissage, Street Sans Frontières, Paris, France 

Street Photography14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Barcelona, Spain



Humans and Street Life, Street Sans Frontières, Paris, France

International Exhibition, Women Street Photographers, New York City

Reality & Perception, Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY

Two Way StreetWomen in Street, StreetFoto, San Francisco, CA


Open Call, South X Southeast Photo Gallery, Molena, GA



Street Photography Award (Finalist),

The Independent Photographer (Richard Kalvar, Juror)


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Street Photo Collective

The Pictorial List

NYC Photo Community

Eyeshot Street Photography

Photographic Mercadillo

Street Photographers Foundation


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