Born in 1944, brought up in New York City.
At age eleven I was taught how to make a pin hole camera with a shoe box. I took my primitive construction, along with my deep curiosity, to wander down the city’s streets, Central Park or just simply the subway. I came to understand that I was making mental snapshots in order to create sense out of chaos.
I have exhibited my photographs and photographic monoprints in several galleries, mainly in Santa Fe and New York City. A highlight of my career was the invitation from the United Nations to be part of a “70 women from 50 countries” exhibit, in which I showed my images of India’s female garbage workers. My work has been featured in Ms., Men’s Vogue and Town & Country magazines.
My last photographic project, and one that spanned several years, was of The Black Madonna. To tell her story became my search for the meaning of this Icon, and how she related to women I admired, and to myself. I gave an oral slide presentation in Santa Fe, New York, and other locations, finally in Paris —the project began in France and ended there.
It was through the Black Madonna presentation that I realized my inspired desire to write.
I am currently finishing a highly embellished memoir, The Magnolia Code, about the mystery of belonging, and the rules we adhere to or dismiss, with consequences to both. It is a tale of a Yankee girl growing up in New York City with the codes of very Southern parents. A piece of the book will be published in The Dead Mule of Southern Literature in September, 2017.