I am proud to be a Jewish story-teller. And although I cut my teeth in visual narratives as an Emmy Award-winning producer at Dateline NBC, and honed my story-telling skills as a strategic communications advisor to the top brass at the United Nations Development Programme and the Club of Madrid, it is behind a camera that I found my purpose: To use my G-d given talents to help my fellow Jews curate their narrative, one photo, one video, at a time.
I am most passionate about the type of story-telling involving those critical moments in life, our rights-of-passage: The bris and baby naming; the Bar and Bat Mitzvah; the wedding and commitment ceremony; and the legacy tributes. My training is evident in the photo-journalistic and documentary approach that you'll see in my work. By now, I have taken my photo and video lenses to about 70 countries. And everywhere, without exception, I have sought out the local Jews. We seem to be everywhere! And where I have found a Jew, I have connected, deeply, with them and their stories. Part of it is because I dive heart-first at life. It also helps that, as a polyglot, I can chat, laugh and get in trouble in 7 languages. And although the Jews I've met around the world have talked to me in foreign languages, we have always bonded around the basic reality that we hail from the same stock. That's the power of the Jewish experience and It has been the grounding wire to my energetic love of Judaism.
So why do I curate visual legacies? Suffice it to say that it comes from being a multicultural specimen with an eclectic background to boot... think of me as your run-of-the-mill Colombian-born Jew raised in Iowa City who came of age in Manhattan and now resides in the Rockies. We all have a unique story --and I see it as a privilege when I am entrusted with helping people curate theirs, one visual at a time.