winner of SXSW showcase

The short documentary I co-created with filmmaker Riley Engemoen, Sam’s BBQ: Changing with the Times, won the Judge’s Choice Award for the 2019 SXSW Faces of Austin Premiere. A showcase put together by the city of Austin, our film screened alongside twelve other short docs at AFS Cinema, which all showcased the diverse and eclectic sides of Austin. Winning was a surreal and exciting moment, and we were happy Brian Mays, owner of Sam’s BBQ, was able to attend the screening and celebrate with us! Click on the portrait of Brian below to watch the short doc in its entirety.

dallas museum of art grant

This spring, I was awarded an Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough grant from the Dallas Museum of Art for my East Austin church series. What a wonderful surprise! I'm excited to continue and finish this project the help of the museum. It's been a really important part of my growth as a photographer over the past several years, and the award is a much-welcomed motivation to keep at it.