Immigrant Song is my ongoing project about undocumented immigration within the United States. It’s also now also a podcast. In each episode we will discuss a specific and timely topic on the subject of immigration. You’ll hear facts and figures but also interviews with people who are experts or who’ve been affected by our immigration laws. You can find the podcast on Apple, Google Play, Overcast, Pocketcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, TuneIn, and other popular platforms for podcasts.
An exhibit of my photography from Antarctica, entitled Images from the White Continent was on display at both locations of Arts & Crafts in New York for April/May and June/July, respectively.
From my artist’s statement:
In December of 2016, I took a six-week sabbatical from work and was fortunate enough to visit Antarctica. I approached the continent then with a deep sense of gratitude, which would soon be overtaken by awe.
Moving through Antarctic waters felt like traversing another planet. Known as the White Continent for the color of its icy, snowy landscapes, Antarctica also shares an astonishing display of greys and surprises you with bright electric blues. The animals here exist in innocence. The only human visitors they receive generally treat them with respect and their resulting lack of fear for us is reflected in surprising states of intimacy and repose. Though your experience may be punctuated by tremendous displays of life—visiting a penguin colony with tens of thousands of inhabitants—the overall experience is one of surprising tranquility. Moments of animal community are just as likely to be balanced by moments of solitary animal experiences. This environment then—alien as it is—speaks to us of our own experience, even as we are reminded that we are strangers in a strange and beautiful land. All the more reason for us to approach this great continent with curiosity and wonder, but especially with care.
These photographs were taken over just five days visiting the Antarctic Peninsula.
In July, 2018, I studied for a week at Georgetown University, where I earned a Certificate in Privacy and Data Security via the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (Higher Institute of Law and Economics) of Madrid in Spain. I enjoyed meeting students from Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.
In March 2018, I again enjoyed attending the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain, where I lead a workshop on Collaborative Exercises for Digital Design. I also enjoyed working a UX clinic with my colleague Kyle Outlaw and helping attendees, who were working on various web sites and apps applicable to the privacy and security community.
In 2016, I began working on a photography project featuring photos outside of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in Manhattan—Donald Trump's primary residence before he was elected President that year. Since then, I've returned regularly to examine the peculiar dynamics of that area, focusing specifically on protestors, supporters, the police presence, and the reactions of passing tourists.
Here's a selection of images from that project, as well as a listing of the resulting photo essays on Medium.com.
My photo "Ocho Rios Boy" was named one of four winners in the Grow Juried Group Show, which appeared at Art House NYC on July 13th, 2017.