SMU, BA 2013
digital photography, 2013, 8"w x 8"h
I do not use photography as a means of self-expression. I use my artistic vision to tell the stories of others and seek out subjects with whom I do not identify. I approach them with a mission to understand and reflect their community. I form relationships, ask questions and observe. I spend time with my subjects, building trust and understanding. I encountered the East Dallas Hare Krishna community years ago and revisited them while working on a series of portraits of religious leaders. I was fascinated by this particular subculture and how it functions. I began to take photographs. And I listened to stories on front porches, messages in the temple and chants in the streets. I entered their community as an outsider in hopes of becoming a listener and a friend.
A Daimler Company
Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.
Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.