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.
Time, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Stern, The Simmons Foundation, Le Monde, M Le Magazine du Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, ProPublica, Smithsonian, The New Republic, Newsweek, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week, The New York Times, Mother Jones, Fader magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Polka, National Geographic online, The Verge / Vox Media, NPR, Montana’s Office of Tourism, MIT News, MIT Resource Development, MIT Technology Review, Roads and Kingdoms, Foreign Policy online, Wired.com, NewYorker.com, Dagbladet Information, MSNBC, Bosch, the Asia Society, New Scientist, Time Asia, Morgenbladet, De Tijd, Foundation Medicine, That’s Shanghai, Epsilon (Greece), Vision magazine (China), Lufthansa, Bosch, Amity Foundation, Pfrang Association, Merck, 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.