In 1984 he received a grant from the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, which resulted in a comparative photo-essay entitled The Italian Hilltown and the American Main Street Small Tow
When Jacob A. Riis, a police reporter in New York, began his personal campaign to expose the misery of the underprivileged living in the crime-infested slums of the lower East side, he soon found that the printed word was not sufficiently convincing, and so he turned to photography by flashlight.
She moved from Kenya to NYC in order to study anthropology and fine art at Cooper Union. After that she got her MFA in sculpture from Yale. Her paintings/collages are made on Mylar, incorporating collage and ink to create idealized female figures our of fragmented parts. Her work is read as racial