An American portrait photographer and a visual anthropologist who is known for her documentary and conceptual photographs.
She studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She received two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and one grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
She was the youngest of five children born into a Conservadox Jewish family.
She made a book centered around the famous chef Wolfgang Puck.