Born 1982, Landstuhl, Germany, to American parents. Grew up in various locations in the US, but Montana is home. Currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Graduated with honors from the University of Washington with dual degrees in philosophy and Russian literature and language in 2005. Interned at Black Star and VII New York in 2005. Worked for daily newspapers in 2006 and 2007: the Northwest Herald in suburban Chicago, and the Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan. Moved to China in 2007, back to the US in 2010. Periodic trips to Russia, China, and Montana.
Co-founder and editor of the photojournalism blog dvafoto.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, The New York Times, Fader magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Verge / Vox Media, NPR, Montana's Office of Tourism, MIT News, MIT Resource Development, MIT Technology Review, Wired.com, NewYorker.com, Dagbladet Information, MSNBC, Bosch, the Asia Society, New Scientist, Time Asia, That's Shanghai, Epsilon (Greece), Vision magazine (China), Lufthansa, Bosch, Amity Foundation, Pfrang Association, Colorlines, World Magazine, Map Magazine (China), AM New York, and XAOC magazine.
American Photography 30 - Chosen 2014, New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review 2014, Boston Press Photographers Association - Pictorial, Honorable Mention 2014, Grand Prix - Feztiv Art Shanghai 2010, Awards of Excellence (2) - The 2010 Visual Culture Awards, Honorable Mention - Sports Action - Atlanta Photojournalism Contest 2009, The Visual Culture Awards: Portrait Award of Excellence, Founder’s Honours 2008.
Flash Forward Festival slideshow 2014; Fiesta de la Fotografía de BlankPaper projection 2013; Mapping the Flaneur - Collective Encounter at Format 2011; "Giving Trees" presented by the Magnum Foundation (NYC); "Scene on the Street" at Vermont Photo Space; Jue Art and Music Festival (Shanghai/Beijing); Feztiv Art at Art + Shanghai 2010; Visual Culture Awards exhibition 2010; Daniel Cooney Emerging Artists Auction 2010; Look3 Your Space 2009; The Gjon-Mili Award Exhibition (Prishtina, Kosovo) 2006; The Ian Parry Scholarship Award Exhibition (London, England) 2005.