Attended Art Institute of Boston and the New England School of Photography in the 1990s. During this period also attended Maine Photographic Workshops, taking “intensives” with Jerry Berndt and Mary Ellen Mark. Has continued to refine documentary philosophy and skills in Maine Media Workshops with photo-journalist Dominic Chavez (2009) & Sylvia Plachey (2013).


2007 “Deep Inside the Blues” (38 B&W photographs from the project) University of Connecticut, Thomas Dodd Research Center, Storrs, CT

2004-‘05 “Deep Inside the Blues” (38 B&W photographs from the project) National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA

2002 “Deep Inside the Blues” (38 B&W photographs from the project) Arlington Center for the Arts, exhibit funded by an Arlington Arts Council Grant, and received Massachusetts Cultural Council Priority Endorsement as “Exemplary Project.”


2013 Griffin Museum of Photography 19th Juried Exhibition

2013 Cambridge Art Association’s 12th National Prize Show

2012 Arlington Center for the Arts Members Exhibit Juror’s Award of Excellence

2011 Texas Photographic Society 20 International Competition, Second Place

2010. Texas Photographic Society 24th Annual Show, Honorable Mention

2010 Cambridge Art Association Northeast Prize Show

2010 Danforth Museum of Art New England Photography Biennial

2009 Griffin Museum of Photography 15th Juried Exhibition

2008 Griffin Museum of Photography 14th Juried Exhibition

2002 Lancaster Museum of Art's Photo National Exhibition

2001 Photographic Resource Center Members' Exhibition, Juror Award Winner


March 27, 2015: New York Times Lens Blog. Twenty-two photographs from “Deep Inside the Blues,” with feature story by Fayemi Shakur (“Documenting the Blues in the Mississippi Delta”), placing the work in the documentary tradition of folklorist John Lomax and writer Amiri Baraka.

January 16, 2015: Twenty-three photographs chosen by critic Jonathan Blaustein for his influential blog, “A Photo Editor.”


1998 to Present: Living Blues, the premier “Magazine of the African American Blues Tradition,” published at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.


Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Issue 142, Nov - Dec 1998

Sam Carr, Issue 171, Volume 35, #1 2004

T-Model Ford, Issue 187, Volume 36, #6 2006

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Issue 194, Volume 39, #1 2009

Calvin “Fuzz” Jones, Issue 194, Volume 39, #1 2009

LC Ulmer, Issue 212, Volume 42, #2 2011

Earnest “Guitar” Roy, Issue 216, Volume 42, #6 2011

Shirley Lewis, Issue 222, Volume 43, #6 2012

“Cadillac” John Nolden, Issue 223, Volume 44, #1 2013

Robert “Bilbo”Walker, Issue 228, Volume 44, (see cover photo below), #6 2013

Mickey Rogers, Issue 235, Volume 47, #1 2015

James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Issue 241, Volume 47, #1 2016

Joshua “Razorblade” Stewart, Issue 241, Volume 47, #1 2016

Toni Lynn Washington, Issue 243, Volume 47, #3 2016

Cedric Burnside, Issue 248, Volume 48, #1 2017, (see cover photo below), followed by a companion sidebar / Kenny Brown

Garry Burnside, Issue 253, Volume 49, #1 2018

The Stone Gas Band, Issue 261, Volume 50, #3 2019


Cedric Burnside and Lightnin Malcolm, “Juke Joint Duo,” Soul Cheap Records, 2007.

David Maxwell, “Maximum Blues Piano,” Tone Cool Records, 2001.

Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Live at the Rynborn,” M.C. Records, 1999.