The things that we take for granted in this coutnry are worked hard for in others. Working in small villages in SW Kenya, really opened my eyes to the amount of effort everything takes. Water is a scarcity, the ability to move items from one place to another mainly happens by the feet of those needing that service. If you want to eat it takes planting, patience, and then harvesting cleaning and finally eating; only to be gone to soon. Keeping fresh young eyes, while in a country such as Kenya, is helpful to those who do not get to experinece it first hand. It helps them to relate, understand, and absorb exactly how it was to be there and experience the day to day life. My enthusiasum was witnessed by two fellow workers. They told me how they appreciated my fresh eyes, as they had worked there at least 5 times and felt that things were becoming second nature. I was excited, eager, and vocaled my thoughts and experieces, they lived for the first time through me.
LeLinda Bourgeois is first a humanitarian, and then, a world travel, social documentary, nature, lifestyle and portrait photographer, cinematographer, and editor who moved to Anchorage, Alaska in June of 1992. She spent the majority of her time in the wilderness of Alaska doing things she loves the most such as hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rock and ice climbing, biking, snowshoeing, and traveling to remote villages around Alaska and the Lower 48.
She accomplished all of this with camera and video cameras in hand planning to capture it all and share other peoples lives with the world in order to gain an appreciation and acceptance of others, and to promote and foster love and friendship between cultures.
LeLinda is a strong believer in volunteering in many areas of her life, and will occasionally volunteer to film and/or photograph non-profit organizations to help with their promotional agendas. She is available for assignment photography, cinematography, (eventually directing) and editing work of any length of time, and anywhere in the world.
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Safe Passage to Motherhood - Oregon
Ray of Hope Foundation - Oregon
LeLinda Bourgeois, MSCP
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