Coffee With Purpose
Circle Of Friends Inc.org met one of their goals and opened Circle of Friends Coffee With Purpose at Circuit Cafe at The Circuit, Cherokee County's first co-working space. Diane Keen, Circle Of Friends founding member, expresses why supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is important.
There's no doubt 2020 is a challenging year and will go down in history as hard times for so many people. The International Center for Photography initialized a call for art using the hashtag #ICPConcerned on Instagram. I submitted this photo in response. The three-month exhibit was available online from Oct 01, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020.
Self as story
An entry from the Southington Community Cultural Arts 'Women Photographers of Connecticut' exhibit May 4-31, 2019 included a series of self-portraits that inspired this 'Self as story' post. I hope it inspires you too.
The Recipe I Can't Live Without
The Powerful yet Fragile Exhibition
Two images are part of the Women Photographers of Connecticut group exhibit centering around Connecticut's waterways, The Powerful yet Fragile: Connecticut Waterways at Stamford Museum, CT.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
The goal: tell a story without the use of 'talking heads,' a phenomenon that occurs all too frequently with video. My partner, journalist Issam Khoury, needed to attend a live demonstration mid-workshop, thus I fell back on familiar ways to complete the project.
I highly recommend CUNY for skill-set building. Great venue (New York City) and instructors are pros with years of industry experience.
Creative Generosity Builds Communities
October - December 2015
Completing portrait projects in the name of volunteerism helps people connect, reflect, and put their best face forward in their job hunt.
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Creativity Generosity Builds Communities
WIPI Archive YALE / BEINECKE Library
Work is included in The Women in Photography International WIPI Archive at Yale / Beinecke Library
Connecticut Women Photojournalists Group Show
Westport Connecticut Library April 2015
Collection of over 80 photographs by twenty journalists showing daily assignment
works both news and features.
Connecticut Women Photojournalists Group Show
December 2014 - January 2015
McLevy Hall| - Bridgeport, CT
Collection by twenty journalists showing daily assignment
works both news to features. The collection contains over 80 photographs.
Ten Questions with Margaret Waage
February 6, 2014
Featured post on The Hungry Ghost Collective site (now inactive)
November 11, 2011
It's always in the least likely places that I'm inspired. A recent project photographing residents in a nursing home was one such experience. I'd been to Assisted Living facilities before but this one was different.
Everyone at the Skyview Center Nursing Home smiled - a lot. I got the feeling I was also being cared for by the director Sue Brooks, who I call an Angel as I witnessed her caring for both residents and staff alike.
There were two photographers involved - myself and Mark Acme. Sue and Skyview staff members curated our images which culminated in an art show reception called 'Stories Through Photography,' that everyone enjoyed.
Legacy Landscapes Photo Exhibit at Weir Farm
September 8, 2011
Photo exhibit 'Legacy Landscapes' September 8, 2011 - Oct. 9, 2011.
Weir Farm National Historic Site
'Nature Nourishes' Art Show
August 20, 2011
Juried group art exhibit
'Nature Nourishes' Artspace Hartford, CT.
Worked as Guest Editor, for W. Hartford, CT Patch.
It was sad to cover a suicide symposium for the law enforcement sector.
Four Connecticut officers took their lives this year and the organizer,
Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE), addressed
PTSD effects and that effort, I hope will enlighten those who choose a
profession that helps everyone, realize it's ok to protect themselves.
I had the pleasure of interviewing an 18-year officer as he said goodbye
to his partner of nine years, K-9 officer Kora, a beautiful female shepherd.
The happy part of the story is Kora remains the officer's pet so their relationship
while different is intact.
Wedding Anniversary - Wow
July 11, 2011
A twenty-year wedding anniversary doesn't happen every day so I thought I'd mention it. I'm impressed!
July 4 - July 10, 2011
Worked as local editor on AOL media site:
During the week I saw stories about animal rescue, an outpouring of support for two brothers whose parents died from a domestic violence murder-suicide, debate over a bonding appropriation for school overhauls, and live music performance on the town green.
What is most telling about unrelated events is they each share a commonality - every one event can be broken down to one person and one story. Great to see people come together to assist others, research impact of a town budget or simply enjoy life.
'Legacy Landscape' CT Historic Garden Photo Exhibit
June 19, 2011
A collection of landscape photography on CT Historic Gardens.
Kellogg Environmental Center - Derby, CT
Look3 Festival of The Photograph