Recent and current projects

Los Angeles, CAlifornia, USA

The Blue Hand is a documentary about Jermaine Welch, a 40 year old Black man from South Central LA who was shot six times on June 3, 2020 by an unknown person. Welch was implicated in a police shooting by the Los Angeles Police Department and struggles to navigate the physical recovery and public housing system. In the story...

Tijuana, Baja California, MExico

“El Puente/The Bridge”

On this day two years ago, asylum seekers in Tijuana sought to touch soil north of the wall, by any means necessary.

“El Puente” was an idea that originated during their journey north through Latin America. A guiding and unifying idea that was rooted in self-determination and empowerment. To cross “el puente”...

Los angeles, california, USA

On Mother’s Day, May 10, Kaotar left her home with her kids to visit her mother. While she was gone, her landlord went to her house, replaced the locks, shut off her utilities and gutted her bathroom. Upon returning home, she began to think that the eviction was retaliation for a restraining order she filed against her abusive ex-boyfriend, who happens to be the son of the landlord, Charles Hines...

Los angeles, california, USA

As the lockdown orders went into effect last April, food shortages in working class homes became more prevalent. Urban Partners Los Angeles expanded their existing food bank to meet the needs of thousands of LA residents. Lines wrapped around several blocks, reminiscent of Great Depression Era food bank lines...

I am an investigative journalist, documentary photographer, and curator dedicated to covering issues involving government repression and photographing people on the most important day of their lives.