Honors and Awards

2018  Winner for The Photo Review International Competition 2018

2018  3rd Place Prize for TPS MOS at Texas Photographic Society

2018  2nd Place Prize for Texas Culture People at Texas Photographic Society

2017  Winner for The Photo Review International Competition 2017

2017  1st Prize in Open Category Portrait Photography Prize Kaula Lumpur International PhotoAwards

2017  Gallery Awards for PHOTO 17 at Multiple Exposures Gallery Alexandria VA

2017  Selected Portfolio, CENTER Review Santa Fe 100

2017  Honerable Mention for Photography as Art Response @C4FAP by Christy Havranek, Director of Photography Huffington Post

2017  Winner for American Photography (AI-AP) 33 Book and Archival New York

2017  Juror Award for Portraits 2017 @C4FAP by Karen Marks, Director of Howard Greenberg Gallery

2017  Merit Award PhotoSpiva 2017. Juror: Orjan Henriksson

2017  People Choice Award Lens2017 Perspective Gallery

2016  Critical Mass Finalist Photolucida 2016   

2016  Selected Portfolio, CENTER Review Santa Fe 100

2016  Honerable Mention for New Directions Exhibition, Barrett Art Center Poughkeepsie, New York

2016  Honerable Mention for PHOTOSPIVA, Joplin MO

2016  Juror Award for Culture, Darkroom Gallery, Juror Alan Turnley

2015  Fourth Prize for The Photo Review Competition juried by Laurence Miller, Director, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City

2015  International Photography Awards (IPA) "Crossroads" - Deepest Perspective & other 3 Honorable Mentions. "Anna" for Fine Art Portraits Award.

2015  Third Prize in our TRAVELS phot contest. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

2015  2 Honerable Mentions for Portraits, PX3  Prix de la Photographie Award, Paris

2015  Finalist for Head On - Landscape International Contest. Sydney Australia

2015  Semi- Finalist for Head On - Portrait International Contest, Sydney, Australia

2015  Honerable Mention for Semblance Exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, VT 

2015  Director's Choice Award for "Cloud Nine. California series" for "Treasure Exhibition" at A Smith Gallery 

2015  Honrable Mention for "One World"  IPA, Los Angeles

2014  AI-AP American Photography 30th Anniversary Annual Book & the Archive (California & American Pride)

2014  Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarship short list Series. California series

2014  Finalist for Emerging Focus @Photo LA

2013  International Photography Awards (IPA): "Women of Palestine" - 5 Honorable Mentions including Deeper Perspective

2013  International Photography Awards (IPA): "American Pride" — 3 Honorable Mentions including Deeper Perspective

2012  Juror Award of Merit in Street Photography — International Fine Art Photography .Grand Prix de la Découverte, Paris

2012  Griffin Museum of Photography 18th Juried Exhibition-Honorable Mention by Juror Paul Kopeikin

2012  Finalist — "Traces of Humanity" International Contest and Exhibition, Bursa PhotoFest, Bursa, Turkey

2011  Bronze award for PX3 in Portraits - Personality, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Award, Paris

2011  2nd Place award for PHOTOWORK 2011, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2011  Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Exhibition award of Juror's Choice “Who Dat”

2011  The Pollux Awards: 1st Prize in Humanitarian Documentary; HMs in People and Sports. WPGA. UK

2010  Winner: The Robert Cornelius Award, The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards.

2010  Runner Up: The Julia Margaret Cameron Award; The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards,UK

2010  Merit Awards, Color Portfolio contest 2010 Color Magazine, Los Angeles

2010  Honorable Mention: Photographer's Forum" — Best of Photography 2010. Santa Barbara, CA

2010  Honorable Mention in Photojournalism - Politics. PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris

2010  Honrable Mentions for Children, Documentary, Portrait, JM Cameron Award – WPGA 2010, UK

2010  Second Place for 24th Texas Photographic Society MOS, San Antonio, TX

2010  Best of Color & Excellence Awards for “EXPOSURE”, The Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2009  First Place in Photojournalism – Sports, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Award, Paris

2008  Second Place, The International Conservation Photography Awards for Indigenous Cultures

2008  Juror Award, Joyce Gordon Gallery “Glimpse in Time”

2008  2nd Place & Honorable Mentions (2), PX3 Prix de la Photographie People’s Choice & Annual Awards, Paris

2007  Honorable Mention, International 1st Contest in People category National Geography Magazine.

Solo –Two People & International Invitation Exhibition

2018    "Transcend" portfolio Solo Exhibition at Mirage Gallery Kobe Japan

2018    "Transcend" portfolio invitation Exhibition for ROKKO PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN 2018 Kobe Japan

2018   "Diginty for Palestine" solo exhibition part of Core Programme for Auckland Festival of Photography, Studio 541 Gallery, NZ  

2018    "Seoul Searching" portfolio invitation for "CONTROL" theme curated programme for Auckland Festival of Photography NZ
2017    "Geisha" at Xposure International Photo Festival, Dubai UAE  

2017     KLPA Portrait Prize 2017  White Box Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2016     "SHE/THEY"  Projection of 28 images in conjuction with IDENTITY exhibition Annenburg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA. 

2015     " Women of Arab Spring", Ballarat Central Public Library.  BIFB 15, Ballarat, Australia 

2015     "California" & "American Pride" S Morgan Creative, BIFB 15, Ballarat, Australia

2015     " California" & "American Pride" Auckland Festival of Photography -Signature Program Auckland New Zealand

2014     FotoBazaar. Washington DC

2014     “CIRCUMSTANCES”   Solo Exhibition Pingyao Invitation International Photo Festival, China  

2014     "Women of Arab Spring". Chinelli La Fratta Gallery. FotoFest Biennial. Houston. TX. 

2014     "Women of Arab Spring".  Houston Club, Houston TX. March - April

2014     "Women of Arab Spring". Houston Central Public Library. FotoFest Biennial. Houston, TX. 

2013     Thai - US Group Exhibition with Steve McCurry  Central World Bangkok & Travelling to US

2013     "Dignity", FotoFest Biennale Participate Space, American Arab Culture Community Center, Houston Texas

2011     “Facets of Asia”, Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, CA 

2010     Shin-Kuong International Invitation Photography Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan

2009     “Facets of India, People of Divine” exhibition, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2008     “China, Transformation”.  FotoFest Participate Space, Houston Texas

2007     “People of Faith” invitation exhibition, Pingyuo International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China

Online Exhibition

2018            The Photo Review International Competition 2017

2017            Featured artist for Identity Exhibition at Annenberg Space for Photography - project "SHE/ They"

2017            Fraction Magazine issue 98 - 9th Anniversary Issue  Group 2

2017            Featured on WomenPhotograph.com network

2016            "SHE/ They" on Slideshow Night for "Identity" exhibition at Annenberg Space for Photography, L.A.  

2016            " Untitled D" @ Elizabeth Avedon Instagram Dec. 9.

2016             Art Photo Index, developed by Photo-Eye, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2016             Magnum Photo Competition Gallery selected project "SHE/They" @LensCulture

2015             Lens Culture Featured in 21st Century Street Photography  250 New Examples

2015             YourDailyPhotography.com "DANCE"  Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles

2015             International Photography Awards (IPA) 2015

2015             The Photo Review 2015 Benefit Auction

2015             The Photo Review 2015 Competition

2015             "Travel" contest winner's gallery Santa Fe Photographic Workshops 

2015             YourDailyPhotography.com "LOVE" exhibition. Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles

2014             American Photography AI-AP 30. NYC

2014             Men in their Habitats 2014 Competition - The Photo Review 

2014             Portfolio Showcase Volume 7.  Center for The Fine Art, CO.

2014             Lens Culture Portfolio & Project

2014             One world.  IPA Photo Contest 

2014             En Foco Blog “Dignity” project Member Highlight

2013             American Photography 29 AI-AP, New York, NY.  The Archives

2013             “Stand against Racism” Photographic Resources Center at Boston University, permanent archives.

2012              American Photography 28 AI-AP, New York, NY. Permanent archives

2012-2013     Art of Photography Show, San Diego, CA

2013              Encore: A Look at Music January 2 - 26, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA

2012-2013    “Trace of Humanity”.  Bursa Fotofest International Photo Contest, Bursa, Turkey.


2012-2013    "Facets of India" — PhotoPlace, Vermont

2012-2013     America: Now and Here

2012-2013     The Photo Review Juried Exhibition

2011              National Geographic Picture of the Day, June 15: Veiled

2009-2013     PX3 Prix de la Photographie Award, Paris

2008-2014     IPA International Awards

2007-2013     National Geography Photography, International contests People category, Your Shot, USA, UK, Asia

Juried & Other Exhibition (Abridged List)

2018   Art for AIDS Auction San Francisco, CA

2018   TPS - MOS exhibition at Artworks Gallery Austin Texas

2018   Photo Buckhead 2018 Exhibition ATLANTA, GA. Juror Michael James O'brien

2018   California Open Exhibition at TAG Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2018   "Molly" at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa Florida

2018   Environmental Portraits Exhibition at Photo Place Gallery, Vermont.  Juror Elizabeth Avedon

2018   "Portraits" exhibition at A Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX. Juror Alyssa Coppelman

2018   ROUND HOLE SQUARE PEG Exhibition in L.A. Art Show Jan. & West Hollywood Feb - March.

2018   "The State of America" exhibition at PhotoPthecuratedfridgelace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. Juror Jim Richardson from NGM  

2017   "Identity" exhibition for Autumn 2017 @ the curated fridge. Juror Brian Paul Clamp from ClampArt  

2017   PORTRAITS exhibition @ South x Southeast photo Gallery, Molena, GA. Juror Elizabeth Avedon

2017    PHOTO ’17 Exhibition, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror Molly Roberts Senior Photography Editor for National Geographic

2017    4th Open Call, Providence Center for Photographic Art, Juror Julie Grahame

2017    "Art as Response” Exhibition, Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins CO, Juror Christy Havranek, Director of Photography Huffington Post

2017    George Harris Selects Exhibition, AGP Gallery, Atlanta. Juror George Harris curator at High Museum

2017    KLPA Portrait Prize 2017  White Box Gallery, Kuala Lumpur 

2017    2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom. Aperture Gallery, New York

2017    " The Women's Show",  South x Southeast photogallery Molena, Georgia. Juror Molly Roberts

2017    "Off the O'clock 2017" APA Los Angeles, curated by Elizabeth Avedon  

2017    PhotoSpiva Joplin, MO. Mar 4 – Apr 30. Juror Örjan Henriksson

2017    LENS2017, Perspective Fine Art Photography, March 2 - 26. Evanston, IL               

2017    Billboard SV Screen Showcase MOPLA Marriott Hotel, Jan. 23-29. Los Angeles, CA

2017    "Singular/Signature" exhibition @ The The Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO

2017    "Earth" Exhibition at A SMith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2017    “PORTRAITS 2017” exhibition @ The Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO.

2016    “Light” exhibition at ASmith Gallery, Johnson City Texas

2016     CPA International Juried Exhibition, Center Photography of Art,  Carmel CA

2016     TPS 25 International Competition,Texas Photographic Society Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Texas

2016     New Directions 2016 Exhibition, Barrett Art Center Poughkeepsie, New York

2016     Davis Orton Gallery Group Exhibition, Hudson New York

2016     NHAA Annual Parfitt  Group Exhibition, Portsmouth Hudson New Hampshire

2016     “habitat” exhibition at ASmith Gallery, Johnson City Texas

2016     ARTifact exhibition, The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont

2016     22 Juried Exhibition Griffin Museum Winchester MA

2016     TPS 25 International Competition,Texas Photographic Society, Museum of Big Band,Alpine Texas

2016     We AMERican exhibition, Independent Station Projects gallery, New York

2016     DIVERSE / CITY exhibition MOPLA, L.A.

2016     Onward Compé ’16, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA

2016     PHOTOSPIVA, Joplin MO

2016     Transitional Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO

2016     "TYPECAST" exhibition,  Hillyer Art Space Washington DC

2016     LENS 2016, Perspective Gallery, Evanston IL

2016     “Culture"” exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, Vermont

2016     2016 Open Juried exhibition Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT

2016     "SIMPLY" Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO 

2016     Portraits 2016 Exhibition,  The Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO 

2016     DIVERSE / CITY exhibition, Lucie Foundation @ POTO LA

2016     Generation X exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery Brooklyn, New York

2015     Specturm Miami Booth 315, Art Bisel, Miami, Florida  

2016     The 28th Annual Members' Only Show juried by Keith Carter, TCC Photo Gallery, Longview Texas

2015     The Photo Review 2015 Competition, Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

2015     2nd Open Call Exhibition, Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery, Providence RI 

2015     ART FOR AIDS exhibition, San Francisco

2015     Memories, Stories, Histories 2015, The Center for Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO 

2015     Maggie Diaz Prized for Women Photography, BrightSpace Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

2015     "Reveal" Exhibition, The Darkroom Gallery, VT

2015     18th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC    

2015      "War & Peace" exhibition. The Darkroom Gallery, VT 

2015     21 Juired Show Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA

2015     Head On Photo Festival Landscape in NSW Parliament House, Sydney

2015     Head On Photo Festival Portrait in Museum of Sydney

2015     YourDailyPhotography.com Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles

2015     MOPLA group exhibition, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

2015     "Chronograph" Exhibition. Darkroom Gallery, Vermont 

2015      “Treasure” Exhibition. A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2015      “CONTEXT” Exhibition. Darkroom Gallery, Vermont 

2015      Rock ‘n’ Roll.  MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN

2014      Member Only Show, Texas Photographic Society, Odessa, TX

2014      Bokeh Gallery, Daysfold, Victoria, Australia 

2014      “Young Men Big Dream” Colors of Life Exhibition, Washington DC

2014      Travel.  Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco

2014      "Portfolio ShowCase Volume 7",  Center for Fine Art Photography, CO. 12 Image Portfolio Book & Exhibition

2014      "Emerging Focus" @ photo LA, Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA

2014      "PORTFOLIO 2013 Exhibition" Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta GA

2014      "Faces" Exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

2013      “Celebrations" exhibition A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2013      The Art of Photography Show 2013, International exhibition, San Diego Art Institute

2013      Global Vision 2013 World Affairs Council, San Francisco, CA

2013      26th Annual Members Only Show Texas Photographic Society Member Exhibition Islander Art Gallery

2013      "Faces", A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas.

2013      CITY STREETS|COUNTRY ROADS, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. Jurors: Rebecca, Alex Webb

2013      Place/Non-place Juried Exhibition Venice Arts Gallery, Venice, CA. Juror Elysa Voshell

2013      “Stand against Racism” Photographic Resources Center at Boston University, permanent archives.

2013      PhotoSpiva International Contest, Joplin, MO. Juror: Natasha Egan. Director of Museum of Contemporary Photography.

2013      “Face to Face” invitation exhibition, Texas Tech University, International Culture Affairs, Director Jane Bell.

2013       "Picture This: What We Photograph" MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MI. Juror: Cig Harvey


2013       Encore: A Look at Music, The Kiernan Gallery On-Line exhibition, Lexington, VA


17-18    Featuring 17 images from "Facets of India" Portfolio on PAPIERS Magazine La revue de France Culture N. 23 France

2017     KLPA 2017 "Defining Family" book - First Place in Open Category

2017     Featured on Elizabeth Avedon Journal on 30 Augus 2017.

2017     Featured on the cover for The European Photography 101 issue, June 29 Berlin Germany

2017     The European Photography 100, Collection Book December Berlin Germany

2017     "SHE / They" selected images projection for MOPLA 2017, Marriott Hotel Los Angeles

2016     "IDENTITY" Slideshow Night at Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles

2016     fotoMAGAZIN - July, Germany

2016     Second That Emotion! "DAVEY from SHE/They" featured on Elin Spring Blog for Griffin Museum 22nd Juried Exhibition 

2016     "We AMERIcan" on SLATE Magazine/Blog by David Rosenberg, July

2016     "The Nature of the Subject", Special featured and Interviewed on World Photography Organization June 15.  

2015     LensCulture -  Featured in 21st Century Street Photography 250 New Examples

2015     Photojournalism Now BlogSpot for " California & American Pride" for Auckland Festival May 28.

2014     AI-AP American Photography 30th Anniversary Annual Book & the Archive

2014     Portfolio Volume  7 Showcase The Center for Fine Art, CO.

2012     IDENTITIES NOW: Contemporary Portraits Photography, Pete Hay Halpert Fine Art, NY

2011     DIGI PHOTO Jan/Feb Issue - Special feature interview & images

2011     B&W Single Image contest 2011, B&W Magazine Special Issue #80, Dec 2010, USA

2010     Taipei Times Review

2010     "Liberty Times 17 Sep 2010", Taiwan

2010     The Robert Cornelius Award  WPGA Award Book. UK

2010     "The Julia Cameron Award 2010", United Kingdom

2010     "Photographer's Forum" — Best of Photography 2010. Hard cover. Santa Barbara, CA, USA

2010     Color Portfolio Contest 2010 Color Magazine Special Edition September, Los Angeles, USA

2009     Facet of India, People of Divine, Hardcover, Blurb.

2009     Dagblad van het Noorden. Groningen, The Netherland 


2017 Venice Art

2017 Dr. Wright San Francisco

2017 Mr. W. NVIDIA Corp.

2016  Mr. & Mrs. Barb R.

2016  Art for AIDS, San Francisco

2016  E. Smith

2015  The Photo Review Benefit Auction 

2015  Art for AIDS, San Francisco 

2015  B Gallery, Victoria 

2015  Ballarat Australia

2015  BIFB Collection, Gallery 46 Melbourne

2014  Art for AIDS, San Francisco

2012  Arab American Culture Center, Houston, TX  

2013  The Center of the Fine Art, Fort Collins, CO

2012  Houston Club

2011  Colors of Life non-profit organization, WASH DC

2010  Texas Tech University International Cultural Center

...      and other private collections

Personal Assistant 

2007-2008    Eli Reed. Photographer for Magnum Photo Agency.

Mentorships, Workshops, and Projections, Review

2017    Self-Book Publishing with Elizabeth Avedon

2017    Review Santa Fe 100 Photographers, Santa Fe

2017    LACP Portfolio Review, Santa Monica

2017    Selected Portfolio, CENTER Review Santa Fe 100

2017    PhotoLucida Review, Oregon 

2016    Review with Elizabeth Avedon, Griffin Museum

2016    Meeting Place @FotoFest Houston

2015    Workshop with Stephen Dupont, BIFB Australia

2015    BIFB Projection "Facet of India" & "POW WOW", People of Eagle Winds

2013    FotoVisura Editing Workshop

2013    Kaunas Photo Festival "Celebration", Kaunas, Lithuania

2011    Stuart Franklin, Magnum Photographer.

2011    Ian Berry, Magnum Photo.  Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

2009    Stuart Franklin, Magnum.  “Passing Through” - Nooderlicht PhotoFest. The Nederland 

2009     David Alan Harvey, “American Family” San Francisco, CA

2007    India Expedition with Steve McCurry

07-08    Eli Reed, Magnum


George Washington University

Corcoran School of Art

Kyushu College of Design

Taiwan Christian College