With the tornado warning, pounding rain, and fierce wind, there weren’t many visitors at the opening night, but I did get to chat with other exceptional artists, and the Executive Director of the Southeast Center for Photography, Michael Pannier.

I’ve had my photos displayed in galleries before, but this was my first Juried Exhibition, meaning that only select photos and artists were chosen for display. With over 1,000 entries from 175 photographers, I was thrilled to be represented with these 38 women.

The Exhibition, Women by Women, was juried by Laurie Klein and will be on display in Greenville, SC until 3/25/23. Please visit it, online or in person!


We don’t speak the same language. But she, and many others in Dharampani Nepal, allowed me to photograph them. 

This was the only photo of her I took like this. A moment before she was speaking with her friend, and a moment later she was trying on my sunglasses. But for just a second she rested her hand on her face as she looked past me, watching the Americans build a goat pen for her neighbor.

When I look at this portrait, I have a hard time believing it was 5 years ago. How much has my life changed since then? How much has hers?