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

Awards & Recognition

2018 The Gala Awards, “Women Seen By Women”, finalist for Mom and Me (scroll to letter ‘M’)

2017 The Guardian News and Picfair’s W0MEN BEHIND THE LENS, shortlist, Rebeccah and Engine Trouble

2017 Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Photojournalism for Baotou and Meeting Our Needs (M)

2017 Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Nature category for Gobi Desert Detail

2017, 10 Amazing Autumnal Photos  taken with an iPhone

2017, 10 Amazing People Portraits taken with an iPhone

2016 The DARKROOM Gallery, “Winter Light” Show, 2nd place for Lone Pine

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

2018 Jan-Feb  South x Southeast Gallery, Still Lifes, Untitled 2, juried by Aline Smithson, of Lenscratch

2017~2018 The Guardian News & Media Gallery, London Women Behind the Lens Shortlist Exhibit

2017 PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, iPhone Imagery, 10/11~11/4, also on Facebook, click here

2017 Month of Photography, Denver, The Big Picture & Spark Gallery iPhoneography Show

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

2017 Boulder County Open Space Photography Show “Land Through the Lens”

2017 The DARKROOM Longmont, “Humanity” exhibition

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


2018 Lenscratch: My Favorite Photograph of 2017

2017 Lenscratch: The Snow Exhibition 

2017 The Guardian 

2017 Les Inrockuptibles 

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