Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Atlanta, Georgia, Master of Fine Art, Photography, 2015

Howard University, Washington, DC, Bachelor of Fine Art, Dance, May 2009    



Atlanta School of Photography                                                 November 2018  

Dance Photography Instructor

  • Taught an on location shoot for students demonstrating understanding of shutter speed, composition and understanding dance for the camera.

Savannah College of Art & Design                                            Summer 2015, 2017, 2018

Adjunct Professor of Photography

  • Taught Digital Photography and Photographic Editing Technique.

  • Exposed students to the basic tools, techniques, and aesthetic applicant of digital imagery.


Allen Cooley Photography                                                          June 2014- August 2014

Photo Intern

  • Assisted in Production of video/photo shoots

  • Ensure equipment is installed according to designated layout

  • Completed 3-month internship.


Shocphoto Imagery                                                                      January 2008- Present

Freelance Photographer

  • Produces an array of imagery for clients and collaborates with clients to guarantee satisfaction with photographs.

  • Edit and pre-edit images to ensure they are high quality and properly color corrected.


Platt’s Studio, Washington, DC                                                   January 2008- November 2011

Photo Assistant

  • Set up lights, directed & assisted fashion photo shoots

  • Fulfilled administrative duties


Inspirit Dance Company, New York, NY                                      July 2009- November 2011

Company Dancer/ Teaching Artist/Company Photographer

  • Learned and performed dance repertory in various venues in different states.

  • Assisted with administration duties and dance classes/workshops held within the community


Freelance Jobs

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/ Ailey Extension Master Class

Atlanta, Ga, 2015 & 2016


Essence Online Magazine, Washington, DC, 2012

Street Style Hair: Howard University's Homecoming


Inspirit Dance Company, New York, NY, 2010

Company Headshots


Group Exhibits

To See A Miracle, Narvie J. Harris Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 2018

Photo Buckhead, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA 2018

Politi-Art Show, New Georgia Project Atlanta, GA 2018

Interiors, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA  2017

Feel the Noise, Fulton County Arts & Culture, Peachtree Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2017

On the Move, Group exhibition, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA 2017

ARTiculate Atlanta, Mason Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2017

Open Studio, juried exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA 2017

Sisters Song: Awaken & Chroma: Red for Elevate, Gallery 72, Atlanta, Georgia 2016

Persona, deFINE ART, Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah, Georgia 2016

Open Studio, juried exhibition, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia 2015

Director’s Cut, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery Exhibit 2015

Persona, Group exhibition Trois Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2015

ARTiculate Atlanta, Mason Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2015

5th International University Students Photography Exhibition, China Jinan International Photography Biennial 2014

Lucinda Bunnen Selects, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery Exhibit 2014

Silver and Ink, juried exhibition, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia 2014

ARTiculate Atlanta, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia 2014

Suite Works, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia 2014

Open Studio, juried exhibition, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia 2013

Exposisition des étudiants, Savannah College of Art & Design, Lacoste, France 2013

Organized Noize Exhibit, South West Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2012

Open Studio, juried exhibition, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia 2012


Permanent Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016


Solo Exhibit

Thirteen Moments, Southwest Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2013

Choreographing My Past, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2015


Published Work

2017 DT Award Winner: Dawn Axam, Dance Teacher Magazine,  July 2017

Inspired Georgia by Judson Mitcham, Michael David Murphy, and Karen L Paty, 2016

Photogrvphy Magazine, Shoccara Marcus, Choreographing My Past, June 2015

Daily, Choreographing the past: Dancer records returning to her childhood home to deal with her father's cancer diagnosis in moving photo series, May 2015

Featured Shoot, Choreographing My Past Follows a Dancer’s Transition Back into her Family Home, April 2015

Neon V Magazine VII, September 2013

The Natural beauty of Costa Rica, Dunia Online Magazine, June 2011

San Juan, Puerto Rico,, February 2010



2012-2015 Savannah College of Arts and Design HONORS Award Scholarship


Professional Organizations, Memberships, Affiliations

America Society MP

Atlanta Photography Group

High Museum of Art

Museum Of Contemporary Art Georgia

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