I am a fine art photographer - a "Photo Griot" - who captures images that independently communicate the subjects’ stories. My primary purpose is to visually create an emotional and artistic connection with each viewer. My images tell timeless stories of the celebration of culture, the range of our human emotions, the struggle for justice, triumph over tragedy, the simplicity and complexity of our daily lives and the wonders of nature. My work is influenced by the artists in my family, my ancestors and my experiences living and working in France, Senegal, Haiti, Belgium, Turkey and Pakistan.
The body of work for this exhibition is drawn from my June 2015 maiden experience in Cuba to build an artistic bridge with my fellow Afro-Caribbean brothers and sisters. The opportunity to experience this country was a seminal moment of a lifetime as an African in the Americas and as an artist. I am a daughter of the Caribbean.
My parents were born in Saint Martin and immigrated to the United States 60 years ago. I communicate the resiliency of my Ancestors, their timeless gifts to humanity, their abiding faith, and their love. I celebrate God's eternal blessings. I celebrate the light that shines within each of us and our unique stories which inspire the human family.