Community is central to my life and art. I am repeatedly driven to step into the “town square” to engage in the work of making my community a better place. And every time I venture out with my camera, I carry with me that core impulse. I am also a fifth-generation Georgian – actually a fifth-generation Jewish Georgian – and the rich complexities of the American South, and of being a minority in the South, shape me and my art. History and culture, geography and race, tradition and conflict, injustice and progress… these entangled strands I carry with me as well.