May 12, 2016
Late April, Metro held a screening of Sista in the Brotherhood for elected officials, contractors and folks who deal in procuring construction contracts, basically the people who have the most power to set up standards on creating a truly diverse and cohesive workforce. It was an engaging panel with me, Roberta Hunte, Gabrielle Schuster from Metro, Amy James Neel from Oregon Tradesowmen, Inc., Michael Burch from the Carpenter's Union, and Lauren Holmes from Crutcher Lewis. We are grateful to Metro for the chance to screen because this is exactly the audience we wanted for the film!
Photo from Clackamas Workforce Partnership
Afterward, The Portland Tribune ran an article on the front page of their business section on the film, the panel and the deeper issues.
You can read the article here.
Oct 20, 2015
Some photos we took for Oregon Home are now appearing online in a story about ADUs or Accessory Dwelling Units. The photos are of contractor Holly Huntley's home and you can check them out here:
Tonight is the premiere of the film Sista in the Brotherhood, directed by Dawn Jones Redstone and co-executive-produced by Roberta Hunte. The Skanner wrote an article about the film. Here it is:
We can't wait for everybody to see the film!
Oct 12, 2015
I'm loving my job as I am heading out to construction sites all around time to document the tradeswomen building our city. Above, laborer Vanessa Enos out at Nike.
Oct 2, 2015
Last Friday, I went out on the first of several shoots for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. to document tradeswomen for every apprenticeable construction trade. We started with Val Black, pictured above and moved on to cement mason, Olivia McKavery, but we also ran into two former students of mine, Kadence Jimenez and Johnetta Abraham! And then I saw Guillermo from a recent video for Portland Youthbuilders!
Sometimes I miss being out on a big jobsite as a carpenter even though that was now, a very long time ago. No need for me when you have young whippersnappers like Val Black on the job!
Apr 8, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
A series of videos I made for the Laborers union last year was just released. They are part of an amazing new website and will help create greater access to living wage jobs by providing an online orientation. A couple of my pics from the Tilikum Crossing bridge construction (like the one above) also appear. It was so much fun to travel around and shoot this series out in the field.
The first in the series can be found on this page: http://www.oregonlaborers.com/apply/
Feb 5, 2015
This is fun. A photo I took of Anjanet Banuelos, a Union Laborer, is featured in the Building and Wood Workers' International Calendar! She's the month of May, but other months feature lady trades workers from all around the world including India, Argentina, Jamaica, Sweden and more. Go here to learn more about how the calendar was made to promote gender employment equality!