Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated)
List of Works:
Series 1: Immersed in Living Water
Series 2: Monsters in the Closet
Series 3: Immortal Seeds
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Dali Photography Museum, Yunnan Province, China
High Noon Art and Culture , Beijing, China
Private collections worldwide
Kolga Tbilisa Photo International competition Kolga Award First Place.
Foto D.C. International Award Competition, First Place
Photo Review Magazine , 2013 Competition issue
International Fine Art Photography Award Grand Prix De La Découverte Finalist, Third Place, Paris France 2013
International Fine Art Photography Award Grand Prix De La Découverte Juror Award, award of Merit,Paris France (for 2 images)
Julia Margaret Cameron 5th edition Gala Award finalist
Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Musings: 18th Annual Photographic Competition, Finalist
Art Laguna Prize, Finalist
International Pollux Awards , Photographer of the Year
International Pollux Awards , Photographer of the Year, Fine Art Division??Third Edition of the Jacob Riis Award, first place
Terry O’Neill Tag Award Finalist (2nd place) , London, England
Julia Margaret Cameron Finalist Award 4th edition
World Wide Photography Gala Awards, Street Photography, Finalist
Grand Prize Winner, China 2nd Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival and Museum Exhibition, Lishui,China.
American (AI- AP) 28, Chosen Winner
Critical Mass Finalist, Portland, Oregon
Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, New York, 1st Annual Juried Members Competition “Best in Show”.
798 Gallery, Beijing, China
Selected Group Exhibitions:??Shenzhen International Photography Week, Shenzhen, China?
Photography Oxford Festival
"Ladies Only" - Contemporary Women Photographers , Tbilisi Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Snap! Orlando, Group Exhibition, 'Edge of a Dream'?
FotoWalk Underground in Crystal City, Arlington's largest downtown right outside Washington, D.C
Foto D.C. International Award Competition exhibition, National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C.
15th Annual Friends of Friends Photography: Invitation Only, John A. Bennette, curator 2011-2015 New York City (ongoing)
International Fine Art Photography Award Grand Prix De La Découverte exhibition, November, 2013 Paris, France
Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires in June 2014
Dali International Photography Photography, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, 2013??Lucy Bell Fine Art Gallery 2013, London, England??American Life, Traveling Exhibition , Artist Representative and honored guest for representing
Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated)
PrizeBronze in Portraiture / Other_P
?Immersed in Living Water
While working as a Paediatric Emergency Physician, I carried a
camera to document ill patients for teaching purposes and as a
means of remembering cases. Photography unknowingly provided
an outlet for despair, a means for maintaining composure, and
distressing emotions. My sensitivities were inadvertently
interwoven into photographs.
During my mid thirties, I left medicine due to severe arthritis.
Although I missed my patients and medicine, I had to come to
terms with knowing I could not care for both family and patients
due to limitations. Instead, limitations became an opportunity to
become a mother with freedom to express love and joy and an
opportunity for creative liberty. Despite increasingly difficult
challenges and joint deterioration, the need for reconstruction and
joint replacement one by one, my love photography deepened as I
discovered a world of art I had never fully explored, an artist
inside myself I had never known, and a therapeutic diversion with
a new life as a person with chronic pain.
My role as a mother change and I was challenged. I brought the
camera back into my life to capture my life at home. To perform of
the activities of daily living, an occupational therapist suggested I
bathe with my young children since I couldn’t lift them into the
tub. Eventually, I brought my camera to the tub. When I looked
through the lens this time, life and death looked different to me.
Through the lens, I remembered my world of medicine, I
remembered the children who were sick and had died in my care,
the children who had been born and who had healed, the children
whom I barely had time to mourn or celebrate their lives while
working as a physician. Overwhelming feelings sealed away in my
subconscious began to emerge.