It's 11:11 Somewhere (2018), coming soon
A photo series surveying the events leading up to the rescission of DACA
Untitled, 2017, 04:18 minutes, HD video, color, sound
MIRIAM, 2017, 06:11 minutes, HD video, color, audio
SANDRA, 2017, 04:46 minutes, HD video color, audio
HOMELAND SECURITY, BUT FIRST (2016)
In the summer of 2016, I was invited by Jennicet Gutierrez to attend and document a strategy session in preparation for a meeting with officials from the Department of Homeland Security. The session, led by Flor Bermudez of the Transgender Law Center, was held just before the historic meeting at a home in Washington, DC. During the session, Flor reviewed talking points and the participants recounted their stories of detention. The purpose of the meeting was to give officials a firsthand account of the conditions in immigration detention centers, and how transgender individuals are at a higher risk for abuse.
RISERS (2016) Please contact Andy Fernandez for screening opportunities
The short film centers around Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros as they deliver a presentation on how to navigate challenges facing young undocumented immigrants. Their lives and stories are emblematic of the mission for immigration reform. As of 2012, they are in the United States as DACA recipients. The film examines their respective journeys to the US and mission as youth activists.
RISERS (2016) visit www.risersdc.com for full gallery
Permit Protest (2016)
Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot on November 20, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, by a New York City Police Department officer. Two police officers, patrolling stairwells in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)'s Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, entered a pitch-dark, unlit stairwell, one of them, Officer Peter Liang, 27, with his firearm drawn. Gurley and his girlfriend entered the seventh-floor stairwell, fourteen steps below them. The shooting was declared an accidental discharge; the bullet ricocheted off the wall and Gurley was fatally struck once in the chest.
Youth boxer Marcell Steele training and sparring. Included in the group show HUSTLE (2016)