Lindy is a freelance documentary and street photographer. She graduated with a Biology degree from The University of Arizona in 2000, but not before catching the travel bug while spending a year on exchange at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. After taking her first black and white classes, for one of which she documented Harley-Davidson Riders in Tucson, she started to pursue photography.
In 2003, she enrolled in the Full Time General Studies program at the International Center of Photography in New York City. She photographed theatrical portraits of performers as well as landscapes typical of America, like diners and motels. Anxious and eager to see more of the world, she left the U.S. on a personal journey to travel throughout South and Central America, winding up Latin America's backbone to explore other cultures while sharing peoples stories in the spirit of documentary photography.
After photographing the multimedia project Unsettled Dust
to bring awareness to the femicide issue in Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico, she volunteered in Chile at an orphanage for girls through the non-profit organization VE Global. Thanks to a generous donation from PENTAX and TakeGreatPictures.com, Lindy co-founded OJOS nuevos
, a digital photography workshop for at-risk youth that let kids photograph themselves and their community. In Bolivia, she photographed an annual proceeds calendar for the wild animal refuge Inti Wara Yassi. She then taught 1 on 1 English in Ecuador and worked in Costa Rica as a Staff Photographer for The Tico Times, Central America's leading English newspaper. After 3 years of voluntouring, Lindy returned to Phoenix, AZ to continue shooting portrait, product, and event photography. In connection with her passion for international social outreach with adolescent Latinos, she worked as a Youth Care Worker / Team Coordinator for Tumbleweed's Casa de Sueños Program, providing support at transitional homes for unaccompanied refugee minors seeking reunification with their families.
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 2010 Costa Rica and Arizona Travel Guides. She has photographed for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Phoenix and is currently providing images for the Phoenix International Rescue Committee New Roots
program, a farming cooperative for refugees that offers community gardening, nutrition education and small-business support.