Student Spotlight: Leilani Konrad “Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary”

Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Photography student Leilani Konrad spent time in Ghana, West Africa in the Tafi Afome Monkey Sanctuary and produced this piece for her final documentary photography project. The sanctuary is a sacred place and the monkeys are protected. Read more about the history and sanctuary.

Printed Photographs Available

Dear all, I’m excited to announce that I edited and uploaded 118 images from the Spring 2016 Semester at Sea “Around the World Journey” for purchase. Choose from traditionally framed & matted images or printed direct to acrylic or metal. Let me know if you have any questions!  See some photo essays from the journey on my website and SEE ALL FOR SALE IMAGES HERE: http://erika-gentry.pixels.com/

Student Spotlight: Delaney Whitted “Pencils of Promise”

Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Photography student Delaney Whitted spent time in Ghana, West Africa with the organization “Pencils of Promise” and produced this piece for her final documentary photography project. Pencils of Promise builds schools and provides quality educational programming to increase literacy rates in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua.

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Ung “Senase”, Ghana

Spring 2016 Semester at Sea  student Elizabeth Ung spent several days in the community of Senase in Ghana, Africa and visited a school called Semanhyiya., meaning “what if I’d never met you”. The school has a committed group of volunteers through the God Freds Foundation made up of many SAS alumni and supporters. To help and contribute visit http://godfredsfoundation.org

SAS Student Paula Pecorella writes about Semanhyiya’s founder: “Meet Fred Frimpong. Every day as a child, he walked two hours to school, carrying a chair from his home in the remote rural village of Senase, determined to get an education.

“My school didn’t have a classroom or a structure. It was just a black wooden board that was nailed to a tree,” Frimpong said. “My teacher was a junior high school graduate who would come and just write on the board and teach us how to write ABCs, and if it rained, there was no school since it was under a mango tree.”.. READ MORE

Student Spotlight: Afonso Oliveira

Spring 2016 Semester at Sea  student Afonso Oliveira explores “Women Empowerment” during our brief stay in  Africa and created this beautiful group of portraits for his final project in the Documentary Photography class. I look forward to sharing more projects soon from West and North Africa created by the amazing SAS Spring 2016 Beginning Photography students. This slideshow was created in Lightroom CC.

Student Spotlight: Femke Heddema “Global Mamas”

 

Spring 2016 Semester at Sea student Femke Heddema spent several days interning with  Global Mamas in Ghana, Africa and created this multi media photo essay for her final project in the Documentary Photography class. I look forward to sharing more projects soon from West and North Africa created by the amazing SAS Spring 2016 Photography students.

Student Spotlight: SAS Spring ’16 Photography Student AV Show

Prof. Erika Gentry and 55 photography students along with 700 total students, faculty, staff, crew and life long learners sailed during Spring 2016  on the Semester at Sea Voyage “Around the World” hosted by the University of Virginia. The voyage started January 5, 2016 in San Diego, CA and ended on April 16, 2016 in South Hampton, England. The floating University (a 1998 cruise ship outfitted to contain 10+ classrooms) visited 11 countries and 15 cities. The above student produced AV slideshow takes us from Hawaii to South Africa through the lens of 55 photographers.

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