Pamela was introduced to photography by her photo hobbyist father, who recorded every family event, vacation, and holiday through pictures. Upon graduating high school, he presented Pamela with her first SLR camera. Neither realized the gift would serve to direct her future.
Academic years at SUNY Buffalo resulted in dual degree of BFA/Photo and BS/Art Education, with an Art History minor. Within a few years, Pamela also earned the MFA /Photography from Parson’s New School of Design.
Photographic employment has journeyed through varied phases and genres, including freelance, entrepreneur, local newspaper, and instructor of high school and college classes. Since 2005, Pamela has taught classes at Buffalo State College, North Virginia Community College, the Art Institute of Washington, Hilbert College, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Online Division.
Pamela’s creative work observes current events in the national and international spotlight, with emphasis on issues that resonate with today’s populations. She carefully chooses photo style, approach, process, and presentation to match and support visual communication of the project premise, often merging photography with mix media presentation of papermaking, bookbinding, sculptural relief, found object, and installation.
Currently, Pamela has numerous projects in various stages of development.