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Leaving for Peru

August 15, 2010

Dear Friends!

I leave for Peru on September 16th for 10 months on a U.S. Fulbright. I will be working with the Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica on a conservation photography project centered around the Inter-oceanic highway that is being constructed across Peru and Brazil to connect the Pacific to the Atlantic (there is a great NPR story here if you are interested: The highway is cutting directly through the Andes and the Amazon basin. I’ll be photographing the creation of a mega-corridor connecting protected areas along the highway, including community-based projects that pursue sustainable extraction of forest products.

I will be camping, hiking, and canoeing as I make my way from the slopes of the Andes to the lowland Amazon basin. My accommodations will range from tents, to the floors of village huts, to bunks in remote research stations. Rick Stanley, my partner and another young photographer, will be joining me in January to work on the project.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann Elkins permalink
    September 15, 2010 2:52 pm

    Best Wishes for a successful and safe journey.
    Ann Elkins

  2. Carole Hunter permalink
    September 15, 2010 2:54 pm


    Any comments about the performance of your camera and lense will be eagerly read. Be careful and have a wonderful journey.
    Carole Hunter

  3. Anne Hice permalink
    September 15, 2010 3:21 pm

    WOW. I’m going to talk to Southeast Lifestyle paper to see how I can approach covering this. Could you get me a photo of your leaving DC tomorrow? I’ll be following. Take care, Love, Anne

  4. Shirley White permalink
    September 16, 2010 8:41 am

    I am thrilled for you. What an adventure. I will be closely following your journey. Peru is one of my favorite places in the world. Be joyful, excited and enjoy the opportunity. May the wind be at your back and the earth strong under your feet. blessings on your journey

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