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Not long after graduating from the University of Virginia, I discovered Montana on a spontaneous cross-country road trip.

To every project, I bring my love for the people, land and politics of the West. I am moved by the challenge of crafting both readable and complex images. I think about every artistic decision -  from color palette to emotional tenor to quality of light - to create photographs that communicate the story at hand.

 

Through experience, I have learned the difference between chasing a moment and waiting for it to unfold; I have learned when to follow photographic rules and when to break them. I remain awed by all the variables that play into the creation of beautiful images.

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Recent feature stories:  

“Who can afford to live in the American West when locals can't? The Guardian, 2021

“My Beloved College Town Has a Problem," The New York Times, 2021

“Senator Jon Tester Walks Solid Blue Line in Solid Red Montana," The Wall Street Journal, 2021

“Jobless, Selling Nudes Online and Still Struggling," The New York Times, 2021

“Voices From the Front Lines of America's Food Supply," The New York Times, 2021

"The World Through a Lens," author + photographer, The New York Times, 2020

"Pandemic Crowds Bring Rivergeddon to Montana,"The New York Times, 2020

"Senator Jon Tester Wants Democrats to Fight for Rural America," The Wall Street Journal,2020

"What Killed St. Joseph's Patients, Covid-19," NPR,2020

 "Steven Rinella of Netflix's MeatEater," The Wall Street Journal,2020 

"Is The Cure for Covid in the Rocky Mountains?", The New York Times, 2020

"What It's Like to Run a Rural State During a Pandemic," The New York Times, 2020

"The Future of Travel," The New York Times, 2020

"A Shortage of Steak?," The New York Times, 2020

"A Once-Powerful Mining Town Awaits Final Cleanup," The Washington Post, 2020

"52 Places to Go in 2020, Glacier National Park," The New York Times, 2020

"Let the Stream Run Through It," The New York Times, 2018

"Oksana Masters's Road from a Ukrainian Orphanage to Paralympic Stardom," NYT,2018

"In North Dakota, Boom, Bust and Oil," The New York Times, 2015

“Can Montana’s Smith River Survive a Nearby Mine?” The New York Times, 2015

"On the Trail of Nabokov in the American West," The New York Times, 2016