Sur America is a beating heart.
These are photos from the cities of Medellin, Barranquilla, Santa Marta and Rio de Janeiro.
Story with WAMU on DC's Girl Power Meet Ups, a group of young women creating art spaces for themselves.
Mercadão da Lapa is one of Rio de Janeiro's largest markets stretching miles across the neighborhood of Lapa.
Passing this market everyday for months, I captured the life and moments of the mercadão
A small fishing village sitting on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This series, Raiz, depicts one day in this beautiful town I used to live in.
I produced and edited these two pieces.
For the piece in Remezcla's: Inside the Complex Race and Gender Politics Behind Rio’s Biggest Street Party
I focused on the celebratory and complicated history Rio has with Carnaval, a month long cultural tradition. I photographed in the Sambodromo, Bloco dos Carmelitas and Bloco Escravos da Mauá
Winner of USA Our Way, a short-form video art contest that asks artists to imagine American identity as one that encompasses all of our complexities and histories. Sponsored by Define American and Art Change US.
My approach to storytelling tends to have a humanistic approach. When I ask people to share their stories with me, they share their vulnerabilities. Both in front and behind the camera. I've interviewed artists, human rights activists, dreamers, fighters and hustlers. They are their stories they tell me with their eyes.
Ta Ligado is a video series exploring hip-hop culture and urban art spaces for youth in Rio de Janeiro. Created in part as Master's Thesis from the University of Texas, the video series looks at how culture and the use of space are used to empower young people to build positive self-images.
Rio de Janeiro is a city with rapid urbanization and increased marginalization representing an understudied context to look at how youth respond to changes in urban conditions and public institutional support such as funding for cultural centers.
The project was filmed while the city under went increased international attention because of the 2014 World Cup and upcoming 2016 World Olympics. There was no way to get away from the politics of displacement and the erasing of what is a rich and dynamic collection of communities and cultures in such a time of massive development.
Youth organizations and hip hop events in Rio de Janeiro serve as an alternative outlet to bring awareness and talk about the social issues that are ignored and marginalized.Ta Ligado captures a vibrant and diverse culture through interviews and community events that occurred during the summer of 2014.
Reporter with NPR's Dallas Station, KERA for the series One Crisis Away: No Where To Go. The series focuses on the people of West Dallas facing gentrification and eviction.
Photographer for KERA's Five Artists to Know, Arte y Pan Dulce.
Arte y Pan Dulce is organized by Lucha Dallas, a creative arts community. The event aims to create safe spaces for artists of color in West Dallas.
Reported with KERA on lowrider culture in Dallas.