Beverly Ann Washburn is a story about a woman growing up, working in, and disappearing from the town of Wassaic, New York.
Nice to Understand You: A Tangent In Seven Parts
Based on interviews with aging custom machinist, Hugo Picciani, NICE TO UNDERSTAND YOU revealed the changing nature of industry in America from the perspective of one man still dedicated to working on machines by hand. Created in collaboration with XO Projects, Inc, Kelly Kivland, Johanna Linsley, and featuring an original score by Paul Damian Hogan. Photo by Tasja Keetman.
Make Me One With Everything
Street vendors are some of NYC's most entrepreneurial residents, and in 2007 I conducted a series of interviews with vendors from The Street Vendor Project to learn about their work.
Using audio from these interviews as source material, composer Paul Damian Hogan created an original score, and I wrote a series of essays about issues facing vendors in the city, including limited permits, police hostility, and fewer initiatives for small businesses as big box stores move in.
I stood on Wall Street with a musical cart, passing out these essays and audio recordings, generating dialogue with business people, bankers, NYPD, tourists and more.
Make Me One With Everything was made possible with support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Princess Grace Foundation-USA and The Street Vendor Project.
Design by Yvonne Jukes.
From 2008 - 2012, I was the Project Director of Beyond Bullets, DCTV's anti-gun violence media campaign. I traveled across the country, meeting with city leaders, activists, and both victims and perpetrators of violent crime. My collaborators at DCTV and I oversaw the production of more than 50 youth-produced videos about the effects of gun violence on communities nationwide. We created a website dedicated to this issue, and hosted citywide media tours to high schools, middle schools and community centers throughout NYC.
Racket Club "Step Out" - Show Boats NYC
The band, Frances, led by Paul Damian Hogan, with Brian Betancourt, Tlacael Esparza, Julia Tepper, Nick Anderson and Matthew Flory Meade.