Had fun with the cell phone while in San Francisco this past week. Love those aggressive lines in architecture!
A few of my images were included in the 591 Photography Blog in celebration of International Women’s Day!
Mercy Corps hired me to do some work in Gidole and Konso areas when I was in Ethiopia last month. They produced a slideshow of images that was featured in their newsletter and on their website on International Women’s Day. I hope our combined efforts bring forth increased awareness regarding how important it is to support a girl’s education in rural areas within Ethiopia.
Oh, the joy of landing on a subject matter that makes my heart pound faster…
I had literally fifteen minutes on the first day and twenty minutes on the second day to capture these images before police, frustrated shopkeepers, or a pressing crowd stopped us in our tracks. My assistant Dani had to negotiate extensively for us not to have to go to jail. Apparently I need a license to shoot on the streets with a backdrop in Ethiopia. (Working on that!)
But now…I can’t wait to return and see these beautiful faces again. Such difficult work, such difficult lives they lead, the market workers of Ethiopia.
Holy moly! The Barbara May Foundation is using my images from Ethiopia throughout their shiny new website. And the best part is that they are using Black + White images! Such a cool website.
Alima Pure wrote a blog post about our recent shoot, giving us a view into how a client experiences photo shoots. I love this company’s values: they refuse to Photoshop any of the models, preferring to let natural beauty shine. Go Alima!