As CareOregon staff photographer I documented the joys, challenges, determination and courage of CareOregon members for over eleven years. The images captured established CareOregon's brand as a compassionate and successful healthcare company.
I strived to capture the dignity, spirit and resilience of those I photographed.
While engaging with the men, women and children I photographed I learned about their lives, their hopes and dreams. I listened to their stories.
Graduated Massachusetts College of Art & Design 2000, BFA Photography
May 2017 - Present
Corporate photography assignments include portraiture, annual reports, events, billboards, group photography as well as maintenance of corporate image library using standardized workflow and file naming conventions.
Project Volunteer: Migration Patterns: Mapping Our Journey
Human Solutions Family Shelter, Portland, Oregon
June - December 2017
Partnered with Portland social action artist and art therapist, Rachel O'Rourke, to work with the women and children at Portland’s Human Solutions emergency family shelter.
Migration Patterns: Mapping Our Journey was a social practice project co-created by participants housed in the Human Solutions Family Center and Rachel O'Rourke. With funding made possible by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Rachel collaborated with families for ten months in 2017 to creatively explore how to change the dominant discourse surrounding the issue of homelessness.
As a contributing artist, I worked with the shelter residents mapping their journey to homelessness and photographically documented the project and Rachel's interaction with the residents..
Photographer/Design Specialist, Marketing & Communications
CareOregon, Portland, Oregon
December 2005 - February 2017
As a member of CareOregon’s Marketing & Communications team, provided photography and storytelling for website, social media, annual reports and for various business entities, in addition to creating imagery for ongoing marketing initiatives.
Developed, designed and editor of CareOregon's first twice-monthly online newsletter for nine years.
Photography, Interviewing and storytelling for CareOregon's Well Being Book and video essay project.
Project Lead for three phases of CareOregon's windows project involving the creation and installation of 25 large scale documentary photographs on the window facades of the downtown Portland corporate headquarters.
Development, organization and maintenance of a photography library of over 75,000 images.
Documentation of a photo library standard operating procedure, standard naming convention and organizational hierarchy.
Bruce Davidson "We The People" Documentary Photography Book and Exhibition:
Casting photography, interviewing and storytelling for this two year project documenting the lives of CareOregon's most vulnerable members.
Developed and designed online surveys as well as online/email marketing initiatives
Photographed, curated and managed the installation of 15 large scale photo canvas portraits at the corporate offices of Yamhill Community Care Organization, McMinnville, Oregon
CareOregon 20th Anniversary book creative team
Photography Lead: PCP Heroes: Photographed and interviewed five featured doctors as part of a CareOregon provider recruiting campaign
Photography and member stories featured annually in Washington, DC based national organization journals (ACHP and ACAP)
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Extensive knowledge of photography, cameras, camera equipment and studio lighting
Knowledge of interview techniques
Experience working and collaborating as member of creative teams
Excellent organizational skills
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge
Website development and design skills.
Hootsuite social media online training
Survey and email marketing software, some video experience and knowledge
Event planning knowledge and experience
Proficient with the design and development of PowerPoint presentations
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE (Relocation to Portland, Oregon in 2005)
Training Specialist, Bryant University Executive Development Center
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Completed 8 month Web Design Certification program
Developed and designed first online newsletter for the Executive Development Center
Developed online survey form for instructor and course evaluations