Archive for January, 2011

Fulani Multimedia Presentation

January 10th, 2011 by admin

I am a Niger RPCV (1995-1999) and now professional photographer, with one focus on West African countries and cultures.

Not sure who best at Friends of Cameroon to send this e-mail to, so I appreciate your help! I thought the Friends of Cameroon membership might be interested in this, even though it’s Burkina-related, since Cameroon also has many Fulani. If anyone is living in the DC area, they may be interested in attending a multimedia presentation of photographs and music of the Fulani from my recent November trip to Burkina Faso. The American Society of Media Photographers has asked me to do a presentation on January 11th at the American University in DC. Here is the information for the program:

For anyone who isn’t in the area or who can’t make it, I’ll also be posting my presentation online afterwards, and can send the link then.

Happy New Year, and it’s wonderful to “meet” you!

Irene Abdou Photography

50th Anniversary Artifact Search

January 6th, 2011 by admin

We are conducting an artifact search in concert with the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute, and the artifact lists are due by January 30, 2011. Guidelines for submission can be found at Peace Corps American History Artifact Guidelines.

We see this as a great opportunity to establish the history of the Peace Corps from its founding. Please pass word along to the members of your RPCV group about the artifact search.

I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to seeing your submissions.

Sam Norton
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