In 2008 and 2009 I served as the On-The-Ground Coordinator for the Literacy Through Photography (LTP) Tanzania program through Duke Engage. Each summer my colleague Katie Hyde and I took eight students to Arusha, Tanzania for two months where we trained teachers using LTP’s participatory education methodology and taught photography and writing lessons to children in local schools.
Five Farms is an audio and photography project produced by Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and distributed by Public Radio International™. Five Farms puts a personal face on the lives and livelihoods of farmers across the United States. The farming families who are profiled in this project — they live in […]
In preparation for my graduate work, I spent two months in Guatemala studying Spanish and living with two lovely host families in Antigua and Quetzaltenango (Xela). The language immersion I had during this experience improved my ability to work with the North Carolina Latino community on my graduate thesis, Dreams Delayed, a multimedia documentary project […]
As a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, I documented the work of Hope for Children, an organization that supports children whose families have been affected by HIV. HFC gives support to over 700 children. Each child is provided with clothes, education, medical attention, and has the opportunity to […]
I spent several weeks taking pictures in Adamorobe, a small isolated town with a very high rate of hereditary deafness due to a genetic recessive autosome. At one time, the percentage was thought to be as high as 60%, but has gone down over the last several decades. Do to their isolated location and the […]