A Picture is Worth….


Althea John @ WKU envision Workshop

Students at Richfield Residential Hall are used to hearing the phrase, “You are never given a dream without the power to make it come true.” Sophomore, Althea John, is taking that advice to heart by actively seeking out opportunities to follow her dream of being a photographer. Althea became interested in photography by participating in an afterschool enrichment program at Lukachukai Community School (L.C.S.) that she participated in from 6th – 8th grade. While in the enrichment program at L.C.S, Althea learned the basics of black and white photography and manual cameras, as well as dark room processing. Instructor, Susan Latham, recalls, “She has always been very driven and committed to photography and over the years became a mentor for younger students coming into this program at L.C.S.”

Always looking for ways to improve herself and follow her dreams, Althea did not spend the entire summer playing video games. After a very competitive process that included an essay and samples of her photography, Althea was one of only 10 people in the entire country selected to participate in a photography workshop at Western Kentucky University. This five day workshop allowed Althea to learn cutting edge technology and techniques to take her photography to the next level. She also says that she, had tons of fun, and made some great friends during this opportunity of a lifetime. So, what did you do for your future this summer?

Click on this link http://pjcal.wku.edu/envision/participants/althea-john/
to learn more about the workshop and to see some of Althea’s awesome photography.

Are you actively seeking your dreams? Thanks for the great example, Althea!

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