The focus of this photo journal entry is “People Posing (3)“. There are few things as beautiful as Tanzanians going about life as they do, and therefore few things as lovely as capturing their candid moments. Having said that there are some wonderful opportunities to line up, gather people together, and memorialize events, meetings, and gatherings by taking an organized photo of the group. Ashley was asked repeatedly to do this conventional task although her real strengths seemed to lie with her less conventional keen eye for detail, design, and capturing Tanzanian life close-up and personal. When I looked at the group photos all together – as one- I was struck with the amount of work Drs. Bagonza and Katabaro put into organizing so many groups to meet with the Educate Tanzania team, and struck with the commitment of so many to work together on a shared vision. Then I put those efforts in the context of the backdrop of the enormous amounts of energy and dedication by many to bring KARUCO this far. To me, the groups of photos symbolize a broad-based vision and dedication to make it so. I also have to add that Ashley deserves some sort of medal for getting so many people to look in a similar direction, hold their eyes open, button their clothes properly, and look engaged. Remarkable professional work. So again, many thanks to Ashley Miller for her outstanding images.
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