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I'm a Chicago based photographer and artist who strives to capture images with honesty and clarity that tell memorable and compelling stories.

My images have been published nationally and internationally with the Chicago Tribune, The Guardian UK, Le Nouvel Observateur and more; I have exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC, Filter Photo Festival, Firecat Projects Chicago, and others. Let's work together.

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RECENT PROJECTS

AMERICAN LEGION

AMERICAN LEGION documents four small town posts across the U.S. between 2014 and 2016. The project follows Legion members and their families and the impact they have on their rural communities.

Made with help from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Individual Artist Grant.

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RECENT EVENTS

PhotoLab
4x5: The Stories Behind the Frames.

Four women photographers share the stories behind five of their favorite images – with Lucy Hewitt, Mariah Karson, Glenda Lissette, and Zakkiyyah Najeebah.

Apple Store Michigan Avenue, March 11th 2019

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

A New Battleground

Chicago Veterans of the armed forces' segregated past fight to keep their legacy alive. Story and images by Mariah Karson.

Chicago Reader, April 4th 2019

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Buy the book
The AMERICAN LEGION project has been compiled into a 252 page hardcover book. $35 + $6 shipping and handling.
(10.25% sales tax for Illinois residents)
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