BFA Photography, 1976, San Francisco Art Institute, CA BS Arts & Media, (video production), 1980, Grand Valley State University, MI


Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, NYC MIT Libraries/Collection on Islamic Architecture, Asia Society Museum, NYC, print Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem Boulder County Human Services, 400 Simpson St., Lafayette, CO, Lafayette Family Portrait documentary series API ~ ArtPhotoIndex (under letter "R") LensCulture ~

Solo Exhibitions

2016 3/11-4/30, The DARKROOM Longmont, Downtown Longmont, CO,  Aspen Moon Farm: A Biodynamic Love Story 2014 December,, feature on Indecisive Moments, an iPhone Hipstamatic series 2013 Nov-Dec, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, Kibera: a Slice of Heaven 2011 Sept-Oct, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, Dunes & Dwellings 2011 Jan-April, XiangShaWan Art Palace, Inner Mongolia, China, Diptychs of Nature 2008 Aug-Sept, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, Sugar Mill Row 2006 June-July, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, Neon Memories


2016 Black and White Spider Awards, Nominee in People category for 'Homeward' 2015 Mobile Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, category Nature/Wildlife, for Autumnal Equinox 2015 8th Edition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Finalist, Cell Phone Photography, from the series Detritus 2015 7th Edition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Finalist, for Rebeccah and Soap Wars 2015 Black & White Spider Awards, Finalist, People category for Laundry Day (under letter 'M') 2015 Black & White Spider Awards, Finalist, Children of the World, for Rebeccah (under letter 'M') 2015 Siena International Photo Awards Finalist for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven, StoryBoard Category 2015 International Color Awards, Nominee in Professional: People, for Twins on Parade 2015 Top 50 Shortlist, MIRA Mobile Prize, for The Bride! 2015 New York Center for Photography, Honorable Mention, Black & White Call, for The Bride!; Juror: Dan Burkholder. 2014 Adore Noire Magazine, 2nd place, 2014 Portfolio Contest, for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven 2014 Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention, Photo Essay, for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven 2014 9th Black and White Spider Awards, 2 X Nominee, Professional, People, for Balancing Act and Clean Hands (alpha listing "M") 2014 Lucies (, Honorable Mention, Professional, Deeper Perspective,  Kibera: A Slice of Heaven 2014 Dotphotozine Award Finalist, Excellence in Photography, for Kibera: A Slice of Heaven 2014 Critical Mass Finalist 2014 7th Annual International Color AwardsHonorable Mention, Professional, for Flower Girl. Nominee for Evinta Jumping (letter  M) 2014 7th Annual International Color Awards, Honorable Mention, Professional: Nature, for First Day (letter M) 2014 6th Edition Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Finalist, Documentary & Editorial, Balancing Act (p. 34) 2013 Paris Photo Competition,, Honorable Mention, First Day Series (iPhone), fine art landscape category, professional, press release 2013 8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Nature Category for Glacier 1 (alpha listing "M") 2013 IPA Lucies, 3rd place, Professional, People: Family for "Balancing Act" 2013 IPA Lucies, Honorable Mention, Professional, Landscape series "Into the Woods" (iPhone) 2013 IPA ONE SHOT/ONE WORLD, Honorable Mention, Professional: People, Neighborhood Watch 2013 Artist Member of the Year, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado 2013 Honorable Mention, Texas Photographic Society Annual Members Only Exhibition, for Meeting Our Needs, Inner Mongolia; juror: Elizabeth Krist, senior photo editor, National Geographic Magazine. 2013 Honorable Mention, IPA, Professional, Landscape, for Power in the Gobi, from Inner Mongolia, China 2013 Finalist, Photographer's Forum Magazine  33rd Annual Photography Contest for Into The Woods (iPhone); juror: Nell Campbell 2013 6th Annual International Color AwardsNominee in Fine Art category for Orbital Dream (iPhone), Nominee in  Wildlife category for Otter at You 2013 6th Annual International Color Awards, Nominee in People category for Mongolian Dinner Dance (letter M) 2012 Professional Viewers Choice & Honorable Mention, National Capitol Christmas Tree Art Exhibition, for Midnight at Devils Tower and First Day (iPhone), respectively;  jurors: Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, John Fielder, Rose Fredrick, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Rose Lane White Leavell. 2012 Three IPA Honorable Mentions, including First Day, Trail of the Fallen Warrior, Meeting Our Needs. 2012 IPA One Shot/Spaces, Two Honorable Mentions, Party Break and Kanemoto Park 2012 Honorable Mention, Vacation Home, Professional Women Photographers 2012 Spring International Call, juror: Mary Ellen Mark 2012 National Geographic Traveler Contest, Glacier Bay View, sense of place. 2011 Nominee in Prof. People Category, Three Helpers, Photography Masters Cup (International Color Awards- 2011 Nominee in Non-Prof. category, AmericanaPhotography Masters Cup (International Color Awards) 2011 1st Place WinnerMeeting Our Needs, Earth Through a Lens Annual Competition (, jurors: Andy Adams ( and Colin Westerbeck (director, CA Museum of Photography) 2010 Honorable Mention, Best of Photography, Photographer's Forum Magazine, for Chi ( 2010 Nominee in Prof. Nature Category, Mammatus Clouds, Photography Masters Cup ( 2009 Nominee in Prof. Portrait Category, SistersPhotography Masters Cup ( 2009 Al-Thani International Award for PhotographyLakota Boy. 2008 Winner in Prof. Architecture Category, ChiPhotography Masters Cup ( 2007 Paris Photo Competition Winner, Honorable Mention, 2007 Nominee in Prof. Architecture category, Photography Masters Cup ( 2007 Honorable MentionLot Lights, Art Wolfe Gallery, Seattle, WA, Environmental Photography Invitational. 2006 Grand Prize WinnerChiPopular Photography Magazine, Annual Picture Contest (January 2007 issue). 2006 Grand Prize Winner, Best Picture of the Year, Popular Photography Magazine (Chinese version)

Group Exhibitions

2016 Berlin Foto Biennale, 10/6~10/30, 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, featuring:Balancing ActRebecca 2016 May, The DARKROOM Longmont, CO, Humanity Exhibition, featuring Kibera: A Slice of Heaven 2015 Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, Illuminate Exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Avedon. 2015 Lishui International Photography Festival (China), November 6~10, with Photolucida's Critical Mass; curator: Laura Valenti 2015 FstopMagazine's Group Exhibition Where We Live, October, 4 images from My Suburbia 2015 FRESH Art + Farm Exhibition, Firehouse Art Center and Muse Gallery, Longmont, Colorado (7/24~8/30) 2015 LightBox Photographic Gallery, Mobile Magic XX,  juror Aline Smithson, for Orbital Dream. 2015 MIRA Mobile Exhibition, Porto, Portugal, top 50 shortlist for The Bride! 2015  Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, (6/5~7/18) Landscapes with juror Chantal Paul, image: Suburbia #1 2014 New York Center for Photographic Art, 2014 Black & White Call, juror: Dan Burkholder, image: The Bride! 2014 Colorado Photographic Art Center, Denver, Colorado, One by One Exhibition, Special Mention for "Balancing Act". Juror: Eric Paddock, curator of photography, Denver Art Museum. 2013 Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX, Texas Photographic Society's Members' Only Exhibition, thru October 13; juror: Elizabeth Krist, senior photo editor, National Geographic Magazine 2013 A. Smith Gallery, Texas Photographic Society's International Competition, juror: Blue Mitchell, image: Orbital Dream 1 2013  (March 8-April 20), Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, Sand and Snow: Inner Mongolia 2013 (Feb. 4- March 15), Notre Dame of Maryland University, Gormley Gallery, Women's Photography Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, Dream to Nightmare, an iPhone composite from series First Day. 2013 (January 10 opening), Darkroom Gallery, Rare Earth, Essex Junction, VT, for iPhone image First Day, juror: William Neill 2013 (January 12- March 1) Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition, Carmel, CA, for Midnight at Devils Tower & Last Indian Battle, curated by Dean Brierly and Chris Johnson. 2012 (December 7 ~ Jan.7), Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, Phone-Ography Exhibition, First Day series, guest exhibitor. 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Exhibition Through the Woods,John Fielder's Colorado, Denver, CO, Midnight at Devils Tower & First Day 2012 Darkroom Gallery, Mobile-O-graphy, 8/30-9/21, curated by Dan Burkholder 2012 Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Alternative Realities, 8/7-9/1, curated by Laura Moya ( 2012 Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, Equivalents,"Orbital Dream",  17th Annual Exhibition, 8/3-9/18, curated by W.M.Hunt ( 2012 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, Members' Juried Show, 5/25-7/7, curated by Shannon Corrigan ( 2012 Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, Between Dusk and Dawn Exhibition, curated by Kat Kiernan 2012 Professional Women Photographer's International Spring Call, curated by Mary Ellen Marks
2012 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, iWorld Exhibition, curated by Chuck Mobley & Brian Clamp (, Glimpse of Purgatory and Vacation Home, exhibition at the Denver Central Library
2011 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, Merge Exhibition 2011 Muse Gallery, Longmont, CO, Studio Tour Preview Exhibition 2011 20th National Juried Photography Show, Louisville, CO 2011 March-April, Rancho Mirage Library & CA Museum of Photography, Earth Through a Lens Exhibition 2010 Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist 2010 July-Sept, Muse Gallery, Longmont, CO, Beyond the Obvious, 3-person exhibition 2010 Sept-Oct, Firehouse Art Gallery, Longmont, CO, Koans of Seeing, photographers of the Longmont Photo Salon 2009 Sept-Oct, Art Center of Estes Park, CO, Lines into Shapes, Juror: Jeff Legg 2009 Redline Gallery, Denver, CO, Art for Ransom, Premier Exhibitor 2009 September, Muse Gallery, Longmont, CO, Studio Tour Preview Exhibition 2009 September, Chautauqua House, Boulder, CO, The West: Old, New, Wild, True, juror: Mary Williams, Mary Williams Fine Art 2009 June-July, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO, juror: Loretta Young Gauthier, co-director of Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO 2009 Louisville Art Association National Juried Photography Show, Louisville, CO, juror: Larry Padgett, founder, The Center for Fine Art Photography 2009 April-May, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, Colorado Art Open 2009, curated by Christoph Heinrich (Denver Art Museum) & Michael Chavez 2008 Photolucida Critical Mass finalist 2008 Sept-Nov, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO, curator: Andra Archer 2007 December, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO 2007 The Photo Review Competition"Menagerie" Exhibition, "Faces, Menagerie, Places, and Two",  juried by Toby Juroviks 2007 Oct-Feb, Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, CO, Regional Art Exposed, juror: Maureen Corey, Museum Curator 2007 Spark Gallery, Denver, CO, juried photography exhibition 2007 Asia Society Museum, Park Avenue, NY, part of Glass, Gilding, and Grand Design: Art of Sasanian Iran

Guest Juror

2012 Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, First Annual "Phone-O-Graphy" call for entry...for news article, click here.


2016 Sharefang - Yesterday's Kids, the Most Famous Persians, photo of musician Ardeshir Farah, 1971 2015  F-Stop Magazine, Where We Live, group exhibition 2014 Adore Noire, Black & White Fine Art Photography Magazine, December, 2014, photo feature and interview, Kibera: A Slice of Heaven 2014 Ink 361 Kibera: A Slice of Heaven 2014  The Click, best links, coolest stories…Kibera:  A Slice of Heaven 2013, Kenya's Slum Looks Different Than You Think, November 20, 2013 2013 China Daily, 12-2-13,  Kibera: a Slice of Heaven 2013 Daily Mail, American Photographer's Touching Photos of the World's Largest Slum, November 27, 2013 2013 Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2013 2012 The Photo Review, 2012 Town, Future Park 2012 Xiang Sha Wan Life, included in book trilogy outlining contemporary happenings in the area 2012 Lenscratch, 2012 Lenscratch Mother's Day Exhibition, 62 years. 2011 Chinese Photographer Magazine feature, April 2011 LensWork Extended, March/April issue 2011 National Geographic, Your Shot, May 2, for Meeting Our Needs 2011 Exposure,, a coffee table book 2011 Palm Springs Life Magazine 2010 Best of Photography, Photographer's Forum,  hardcover coffee table book 2009 Al-thani Award for Photography, hardcover coffee table book 2009 Photography Masters Cup, International Color Awards coffee table book 2008 Al-thani Award for Photography, hardcover coffee table book 2008 Colorado Magazine Online, June issue, featured artist Big Sky series 2008 Photography Masters Cup, International Color Awards coffee table book 2008 Colorado Magazine Online, April issue, Nature: Butterfly Pavilion 2008 Trierenberg Super Circuit 2008, International Photography Publication 2007, featured for image Dove Over the Vatican 2007 Popular Photography Magazine, Grand Prize Photograph:Chi 2005 Tree Magic: Nature’s Antennas 1995-Present: Capstone Press, Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, Pilgrim Press, American Farrier’s Journal