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May 12, 2016

Sista in the Brotherhood in Portland Tribune!

Sista in the Brotherhood in Portland Tribune!

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. 

Categories Construction Press Sista in the Brotherhood

Oct 20, 2015

New Photos in Oregon Home

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:

http://www.journalgraphicsdigitalpublications.com/epubs/MEDIAMERICA/OregonHomeFallWinter2015/#?page=22

Categories Construction Photography

New Article in The Skanner about Sista in the Brotherhood and Premiere Tonight!

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:

http://www.theskanner.com/entertainment/theater-movies/23247-sista-in-the-brotherhood-film-shows-the-black-tradeswoman-experience

We can't wait for everybody to see the film!

http://www.sistainthebrotherhood.com

Categories Construction Narrative film Press Sista in the Brotherhood

Oct 12, 2015

More Tradeswomen Photos

More Tradeswomen Photos

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. 

Categories Construction Documentary Photography

Oct 2, 2015

Photo Project for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.

Photo Project for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.

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!

Categories Construction Documentary Photography

Apr 8, 2015

Environs PDX

Environs PDX

Last week, I went out with Environs owner, Holly Huntley, to photograph some of the ADUs (tiny houses) she's built around town. We also got some nice portraits of the crew. 

Check out http://environspdx.com to learn more about their work. 

Here's a few more pics:

Categories Construction Photography

Mar 25, 2015

Laborer's Online Orientation Videos

Laborer's Online Orientation Videos

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/

Categories Construction Documentary Promotional Video

Feb 5, 2015

Anjanet Banuelos Photo Featured

Anjanet Banuelos Photo Featured

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!

Categories Construction Photography

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