I was born in Ismailia, Egypt, have traveled in Bali, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, Europe and the US. I make inventive photographic work using my cinema eye to combine historical photo processes with digital technology.
I have a BA in Art History from SUNY Binghamton, NY and a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Of course, I continue to explore our extraordinary world and create site-specific investigations in our transient natural reality.
I currently teach Strategic Planning in the Arts Management Global Education graduate program at Rowan University, NJ.
I consult with artists and non-profits in grant writing, strategic planning and editing.
Co-Director at Eye Music: Filmworks series, an SF showcase for cinema 80 Langton St. and the Exploratorium
Program Director at the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Executive Director, SF Cinematheque
Photography, interdisciplinary, experimental cinema faculty at Dickinson College, SFAI, Temple University, University of the Arts and Wilson College.
My work has been recognized through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Media Arts.
I have presented my work in the following exhibition spaces:
Winter Light, 4 person collaborative show, CALC, Carlisle, PA 2018.
Natural Wonder, Group Show, InLiquid@Park Towne Place, Philadelphia.
Fractured Reality, 2-person Show, PHOTOWORK, InLiquid@Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia.
Traveling Elements, Solo Show, PHOTOWORK, Harmony Society, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Cinema Shadows, Solo Show, DIGITAL MEDIA/FILM, Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
“Exact Resemblance,” FILM, Juror’s Citation, Black Maria Film Festival, Trenton, NJ.