I believe in the power of photography as an agent of change. My documentary filmmaking to date has had a strong focus on indigenous rights and issues internationally. I believe these experiences have had a positive impact on my understanding of the world. I carry this experience and respect to each new country I visit and every new person I meet, as I cherish the opportunity to learn just a bit more about humanity. Ultimately, I hope that my photography serves to create a dialogue about issues faced by marginalized communities, to encourage learning and understanding about the beauty and diversity of humanity.
Selects from a piece examining the role of Anganwadi workers and their impact on girls development, child marriage and gender equality.
On assignment documenting the efforts of a young activist who uses street theatre to raise awareness about child marriage in her community.
KUPU administers youth programs in Hawai’i to foster cultural and environmental awareness with the aim to inspire “green leaders” to create a positive impact in the future. “Kupu’s work has been likened to the role of the Kupukupu Fern which is one of the first plants to cultivate the land after a lava flow. “
On assignment as part of the new global media campaign for Plan International. The campaign focuses on girls empowerment and equality.
Some portraits from a case study of two young girls who managed to halt their own child marriages.
Selects from an assignment with Plan International as part of their new global campaign documenting young women’s fight for gender equality and their successes in reducing instances of child marriage.
Series of portraits for Plan International’s latest campaign.
An assignment with Plan International documenting a young activists fight against child marriage in their community.
Documenting a workshop for the self-formed Media Club in rural Sri Lanka, who enjoy making films about issues in their community. Additionally, I served as a facilitator for the workshop; instructing the young storytellers on story development and providing technical assistance and feedback.