One of the “projects” I was asked to do for this trip was to setup a photo exhibit at the hospital. Last year I scanned dozens of old photos of the hospital and its staff. I had those images and some of my own printed and matted and brought them out. This morning I set […]
In Ghana, there are public notices everywhere (billboards, posters, murals, bumper sitckers etc..) with AIDS awareness and prevention messages. Taped on a wall in a school yard was this work of art by a village kid.
John Evans Atta-Mills and John Mahama are the National Democratic Congress party’s candidates for this year’s presidential election in Ghana. Why can’t the American election have “fun” campaign ads like this?
While many Americans are healthier than ever before, minorities and the poor are more likely to get cancer and die from the disease. Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida focused on the crisis of health disparities during National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (NMCAW), April 20-26. Heidi has been doing a rotation at Moffitt this month […]
During our trip to West Africa I received a lot of positive feedback about my photography from our blog readers. I really appreciate the encouragement and compliments. I’ve set up a online gallery/store where I’m selling prints of some of my favorite images from the trip. All the profits from the sales will be going […]
One of the things I am most pleased with from this trip is a series of portraits of patients that Heidi examined on clinic days. After some experimentation with camera settings and flash in her examination room I found a technique that I really liked. The result was 24 patient portraits of which I am […]
Before leaving, Heidi found time to do three small paintings of the Hewitt kids from photos I took of them. She gave the paintings to Mona and Earl as a Christmas present. Mona scanned them and shared the digital copies with us.
The slideshow below is a series of images (mostly black, white, and green) that I took of the rocks along the coast of Elmina, Ghana. The textures and creatures growing on the rocks were quite fascinating. If you like these you should definitely take a look at Kenny Jensen’s photography from the coastline of San […]