“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”— Dorothea Lange
I am a Canadian photographer and international development practitioner, based in Waterloo, Ontario. I began my love affair with photography in my teens but turned to working with words rather than images in my early career. Years later, I returned to photography after the death of my husband’s grandfather and the unexpected inheritance of some of his well-loved camera equipment. I have continued to develop my craft since then, learning alongside accomplished image makers such as National Geographic photographer, Karen Kasmauski, and VII’s Ashley Gilbertson at Maine Media College, and from the talented photographers in the foto:RE collective that I now call friends.
I draw inspiration from my international development work – the social issues, people, and landscapes of Asia and Africa – and from subjects much closer to home, most significantly, my two children.