I grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania – in the backyard of Amish country – and have worked as a photojournalist at the Reading Eagle newspaper since 2001. After earning a degree in film production from Hunter College in New York City, I studied photography at the International Center of Photography, also in NYC. My love for journalism started while living in the Hasidic area of Williamsburg Brooklyn where I was fascinated by the culture. This was further enhanced by a class I took at ICP called "documenting a community" where I went to Columbus Park in Chinatown nearly every day for weeks to document the people who practiced Tai Chi or played poker.  As a photojournalist I have won numerous awards, including five Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors awards and five Keystone Press awards.  In my spare time, I enjoy photographing anything cute and furry, older gentlemen, and documenting cultures.

 

Everyone talks about finding the one thing in life that makes them truly content and for me that is photography.

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