Chronology

 
1977 Born, Durham, North Carolina
   
1993 Attended Horizons Art Camp in Amherst, Massachusetts after my sophomore year in high school. I studied photography and drawing and found that I was much better at photography.
   
1996 Moved to New York to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. I majored in Photography and Imaging.
   
1998 Interned at Texas Monthly magazine over the summer. There was not an art department internship at the time, but I was able to meet Art Director, DJ Stout. He continues to introduce me to people and opportunities that help further my career.
   
1999 Attended a photography show at the El Paso Museum of Art, featuring photographer, Max Aguilera-Hellweg's portraits from Texas/Mexico border towns. That day I decided that I was going to get over my fear of photographing people. A couple of days later, I took my first portrait with a 4x5 camera.
   
2000 Met writer Ricardo Ainslie at a dinner party. He was working on a book about Jasper, Texas, and the dragging murder of James Byrd, Jr. That night, I offered my photographic services to the project, which in turn became a several year long process of photographing, exhibiting, and publication. The Jasper work has been my most celebrated project thus far.
   
2005 Began working as a stills photographer and field producer on The Eyes of Me, a documentary film about four blind teenagers. In working on this film, I was introduced to the community at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
   
2007 I was added to the masthead of Texas Monthly magazine as a contributing photographer, which was a huge honor. I continue to work as an editorial photographer for several national publications.
   
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Awards

 
2008 PhotoNOLA Review Prize, New Orleans. Louisiana
   
2003 Photo District News Photo Annual, New York, NY
   
2002 Cartwright Foundation, Houston, Texas
   
2002 Trull Foundation Grant, Palacios, Texas
   
2000 NYU Seth Tobias Fellowship, New York, NY
   
2000 Daniel Rosenberg Traveling Fellowship, New York, NY
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2007 Jasper, Texas: The Road to Redemption, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
   
2004 Jasper, Texas: The Healing of a Community in Crisis, The Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas
   
2004 Jasper, Texas: The Road to Redemption, The White Box Gallery, New York, NY
   
2003 Jasper, Texas: The Healing of a Community in Crisis, National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, Texas
   
2002 Jasper, Texas: The Healing of a Community in Crisis, Gallery Sqaure, Jasper, Texas
   
2002 Jasper, Texas: The Healing of a Community in Crisis, George Wasington Carver Museum, Austin, Texas
   
2001 Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, Gulf and Western Gallery, New York, New York, NY
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2008 Slideluck Potshow, Austin, Texas
   
2008 Texas Toast Photo Show, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, Texas
   
2007 Wilderness: A Collaboration, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas
   
2002 33/20: NYU Twentieth Anniversary Alumni Show, Gulf and Western Gallery, New York, NY
   
2002 Filtered, David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
   
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Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
Texas Council for the Humanities Library, Austin, Texas
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Bibliography

The powerHouse Portfolio, Volume 1. powerHouse Books, New York, NY, 2005
 
Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder in Jasper, Texas. Text by Ricardo C. Ainslie/Photographs by Sarah Wilson. University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 2004
 
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Education

 
1996 - 2000 New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, BFA in Photography and Imaging
 
2000 Eddie Adams Workshop, Selected Participant
 




Favorite Photography Books

In the American West. Photographs 1979-1984., Photographs by Richard Avedon/Text by John Rohrbach, (photo-eye Cat# AB330)
 
Disfarmer, Photographs by Mike Disfarmer, (photo-eye Cat# TT065H)
 
Bill Burke Portraits, Photographs by Bill Burke/Text by Raymond Carver, (photo-eye Cat# NT008H)
 
From Uncertain to Blue, Photographs by Keith Carter/Text by Horton Foote, (photo-eye Cat# TM005H)
 
William Eggleston's Guide, Photographs by William Eggleston/Text by John Szarkowski, (photo-eye Cat# PK780H)
 



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