In 2008, I had the pleasure of being 1 in 100. For those of you who don’t know what that means, let me elaborate. During that year, I applied to the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop XXI for the second time in my student career. To my surprise I was accepted which in my head meant I had finally become good enough to spend a week with the best of the best student photographers. As I got off the bus in Liberty, New York I knew that everything I had heard and seen about the workshop was true and that my own experience wasn’t going to disappoint.
I spent the next four days completely submerged in photography. I met other students, current working professionals and veterans of the field. I had my work reviewed and given feedback that would carry me through. It was intensive and exciting underlined by a strong sense of tradition and encouragement. It was and continues to be one of the best things I have done in my short but fulfilling career. These images bring back fond memories and I’m humbled to have been given the chance to partake in such an amazing opportunity. It would be quite the honor to return as a black team member. Wouldn’t you say?