I was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. I then received my MFA in Documentary Photojournalism from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, completed an internship with Newsday and was selected to the Eddie Adams Workshop as one of the top 100 college photographers in the country. Over the course of my career, my photographs have appeared in numerous publications including TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, VICE, Paris Match, USA Today, the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and have been featured on CNN, NBC News, ABC News, PBS Newshour, BBC News, Photo District News, Feature Shoot and on Smithsonian Magazine’s Instagram feed. My photography awards include American Photography in 2021, 2018 and 2017 and ASMP’s Best of 2014. I’ve self-published four books of my photography: Re-Marking Twain’s Equator, Cuban Fire, My View From The Pit and Return To Glory. My photographs have been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Phoenix Art Museum, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art and The Ramones Museum in Berlin. My music photography is represented by Rock, Paper, Photo. I live in Houston, Texas where I’m an independent photographer.