First Self Portrait at Bringelly Road Farm House - 1986
I am currently the Special Advisor for Community Engagement and a Professor in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. I work with still and moving image, reaching across analogue and digital technologies. I have been involved in developing the teaching and research programs at the Australian National University, the Australian Centre for Photography and Columbia College Chicago. I have been fortunate to take part in artist residence programs, festivals, education forums and exhibitions in Australia, China, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand and the USA. I hold a Master of Fine Arts Research at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney. I have received project funding from The Australia Council, Columbia College Chicago and Arts ACT. I volunteer as the Education Director of Eyes on Main Street Inc. 501 (c) 3 in Wilson, North Carolina and have been involved with photography practice since 1989. I facilitate youth photography programs for the Diane Dammeyer Initiative in the USA.