Living somewhere between a distant past and a distant future, these photographs represent a culture during a process of change. While many aspects of a life dependent on the land remain, modern artifacts like store bought clothes and public transportation are becoming more and more a part of life for the Ngabe-Bugle Indians of Western Panama. Taken between 2004-2005, these photographs are my attempt to visually communicate the reality of life in the small town of Santa Marta, where I lived for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Born in Washington, Iowa. Raised in North County San Diego. Educated at the University of Iowa and various Junior Colleges in California, Alaska and Iowa as well as a year abroad in Bilbao, Spain. Currently living in Madrid, Spain.