Documentary photographer specializing in coverage of faith and religion.
Based in Columbus, OH

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“Everything in nature is round. We made the squares.”

I spent this past weekend documenting a Native American powwow – the 13th annual Eastern Woodland Native American Celebration in Lancaster, Ohio. Powwows are intertribal celebrations of Native American heritage and culture, as well as educational opportunities for the general public. They evolved from one of the only dance styles… Continue reading  

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Christmas in a Cemetery

When I was visiting my family in California over the holidays, I happened to drive by a local cemetery on Christmas Day. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the glittering boughs of Christmas trees – dozens of them, spread throughout the sprawling, grassy lot. People clustered around… Continue reading  

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Merry Krampus!

Most are familiar with the legend of Santa Claus, but probably fewer have heard of “Krampus,” the so-called “Christmas devil” derived from Germanic folklore. As the story goes, while Santa Claus rewards good children, Krampus swats naughty children and scares them into being nice. Last weekend, members of Columbus’ neo-pagan… Continue reading  

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A Look at Faith-Based Education

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of returning to Faith Builders, a small Anabaptist college near Meadville, Pennsylvania. I’d visited once before in March, when several VisCom students and I participated in “The Story Next Door,” a multimedia workshop focused on documenting the Meadville community. When I visited Faith… Continue reading