During the summers of 2017 and 2018 I traveled to Lusaka, Zambia with Communities Without Borders to present teacher development workshops, meet and support Zambian teachers and students at under-resourced community schools, and bear witness to the challenges of life in a country where fresh potable water and basic sanitary conditions are not available for many. The ravages of AIDS leave many children single or double orphans. In both 2017 and 2018 I also had the joy of co-facilitating a basic photography workshop and installing an exhibit to showcase the photos taken by kids who had never before touched a camera.
My photographs from Zambia reflect both the onerous challenges of life without access to health services, basic hygiene, and three meals a day, as well as the remarkable resilience of my Zambian teaching colleagues and their bright and eager students. Proceeds from sales of photographs from this project will be donated to Communities Without Borders.