Sea Change

Participants in Outward Bound come back with the tools to face new challenges in life.

A short film by Brett Simison for the Maine Media Workshops Thanks to Bob Sacha, John McBride, Janny Olivier, John "Sockeye" Calogero, and Outward Bound Hurricane Island. Music by Alex Arcoleo.

Below is the 59 second version for Instagram.

Meron Benti

Middlebury Magazine has just published my cover story featuring Meron Benti, an Ethiopian student who suffers from albinism, a rare genetic trait that dramatically reduces the body's ability to produce the pigment melanin. Her appearance drew unwanted attention on the streets in Ethiopia and difficulty in fitting in with the schools:

She doesn't remember her first day of kindergarten, or much of kindergarten at all. Of course, she wasn't privy to the fact that the school in her neighborhood didn't want to take her, that the teachers didn’t want to teach her, that she was thought to be incapable of learning in a "regular" classroom, and that the school administrators felt they had no way to accommodate "her differences."
She soon left Ethiopia to live with her brother in Italy, and later on, the United States. Head over to the Middlebury Magazine website to read more about Meron's struggle.

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2017 LensCulture Portrait Awards Entry

I've entered a small selection of my recent images in the 2017 LensCulture Portrait Awards. Please visit their website to have a look or make your own entry.

Student Welcoming Ceremony, Middlebury Snow Bowl

Flares and Skiers at the Middlebury College Snow BowlHancock, Vermont - Ski instructors holding flares at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl form a nighttime "skier parade" as a ceremony to welcome incoming students. Time-lapse composite image.

Ski instructors at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl ski down Worth Mountain holding flares under a night sky to welcome incoming students during February orientation.

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