Untitled
40×50″ archival pigment print
2011

Untitled

40×50″ archival pigment print

2011

Conflating personal documentary, performative image-documents, constructed/deconstructed imagery, photo-sculptural actions, and found images, this series denies the elevation of authorial, stylistic uniformity typically found in a photographic series. Instead, I create discrete conceptual gestures that, as an amalgam over time, propose expanded photography’s capability to bear witness. The disparate content and techniques in the project ask for a high level of reconciliation to create meanings for the viewer, and embrace rhizomatic tracings of (photographic) history.

Standing at the grave of Emmett Till, day of exhumation, June 1st, 2005 (Alsip, IL)
43×56″ archival pigment print
2005

Standing at the grave of Emmett Till, day of exhumation, June 1st, 2005 (Alsip, IL)

43×56″ archival pigment print

2005

Eric Becklin, first human to see the center of our galaxy
40×50″ archival pigment print
2010

Eric Becklin, first human to see the center of our galaxy

40×50″ archival pigment print

2010

The top of the tree gazed upon by Anne Frank while in hiding (Amsterdam)
30×40″ archival pigment print
2008

The top of the tree gazed upon by Anne Frank while in hiding (Amsterdam)

30×40″ archival pigment print

2008

Untitled
60×89″ archival pigment print
2010

Untitled

60×89″ archival pigment print

2010

At entrance, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (denied Hitler enrollment twice citing ‘unfitness for painting’)
40×50″ archival inkjet print
2008

At entrance, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (denied Hitler enrollment twice citing ‘unfitness for painting’)

40×50″ archival inkjet print

2008

Spencer Elden in his last year of high school (January 2008)
30×40″ archival pigment print
2008

Spencer Elden in his last year of high school (January 2008)

30×40″ archival pigment print

2008

Above Sigmund Freud’s couch
40×50, archival pigment print
2008

Above Sigmund Freud’s couch

40×50, archival pigment print

2008