Lindy is a documentary and street photographer who also shoots portraits, products, and events. Before finishing her Biology degree from the University of Arizona in 2000, she decided to take a few black and white photography classes. One of her first assignments was to document a family. She chose a family of Harley-Davidson Riders in Tucson and started to pursue photography after seeing one of her prints displayed at a gallery.
She enrolled at the International Center of Photography where she took theatrical portraits of performers as well as landscapes typical of vintage America, like diners and motels. Afterwards, she traveled for three years winding up Latin America's backbone to get to know other cultures while sharing peoples stories in the spirit of documentary photography.
She photographed the multimedia project Unsettled Dust
to bring awareness to the femicide issue in Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico. She worked in Chile for a year and a half at an orphanage for girls through the non-profit VE Global. With the help of PENTAX, Lindy co-founded OJOS nuevos
, a digital photography workshop for at-risk youth that let kids photograph themselves and their communities. She then worked in Costa Rica as a Staff Photographer for The Tico Times, Central America's leading English newspaper. When she returned back to her hometown of Phoenix, AZ, she joined Tumbleweed's Casa de Sueños Program, providing support at transitional homes for unaccompanied refugee minors seeking reunification with their families.
Lindy is currently a Masters of Social Work and Public Health student at Washington University in St. Louis. In connection to her passion for social outreach and storytelling, she recently helped jumpstart Humans of St. Louis
. She plans to incorporate her interests working with refugees, youth development, the Spanish speaking population, and photography to further promote cross-cultural understanding, health, and wellness.
Lindy's work has been exhibited at the Tucson Museum of Art, the New York Children's Museum of Art, Cafe Literario, HOLGAS Gallery, and ICP. She has been published in The Village Voice, Transitions Abroad Magazine, TakeGreatPictures.com, Travel Photographers Network, IGUANA Magazine, and Fodor's Travel Guides. She has photographed for the International Rescue Committee, United Cerebral Palsy of Phoenix, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.