Full Artist's statement
I am a fine art photographer - a "Photo Griot" - who captures images that independently communicate the subject(s) story. I capture images to create a connection with each viewer. My images tell timeless stories of human emotions, the struggle for justice, triumph over tragedy, the simplicity and complexity of our daily lives and the wonders of nature. My work is influenced by the artists in my family and experiences living and working in France, Senegal, Haiti, Belgium, Turkey and Pakistan.