Olivia’s Basketis one family’s effort to turn their tragedy into hope for others across the U.S./Mexico border. After the tragic death of their youngest daughter Olivia, John and Jane Ray of Fayetteville, Arkansas, started this nonprofit organization that funds and builds houses for homeless families just across the border. Each year, they take a group of high school students from Northwest Arkansas and drive all the way to Tijuana. Not only are these families provided a home, the students that build it for them learn problem solving, team building and cultural knowledge by crossing mental and physical barriers to help others.
Documentary short coming February 2019
The beginnings of a long-term project exploring the tough situation of Dubai’s migrant workers in a country that continues to thrive. Hope to return soon in order to resume this project.
Art in the Park
Right in my hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas, this project explores the effects of creative expression in the local homeless community. Created from scratch by a compassionate local artist, Art in the Park gathers the local homeless community under a roof in a park, provides them with a meal and the means to create. This ongoing project is focused on how it brings them together, makes them feel more human and provides them a space for healthy expression otherwise unavailable. Photos taken both digitally and on film.
Environmental portraits that highlight the homeless who frequent Fayetteville’s downtown strip.
CEO Global is an international nonprofit that teaches ethical business leadership skills to international students looking to join the work force in America.
Walk a Mile in My Shoes
A quickly growing homeless population amidst rising living expenses prompts the citizens of Fayetteville Arkansas to march from the homeless shelter to City Hall, a mile-long walk that many homeless must do every day.