Home > Lisbon Workshop > Lisbon, Day 1 and 2: Arrival and Preparation

The faculty have arrived in Lisbon: Fred from Los Angeles; Sarah from Santa Fe; Wendy from Rochester; Thomas from Nepal; Arthur from San Diego and Mike from Hong Kong. But it didn’t happen without some excitement. Fred carted a ton of camera gear all by himself through Los Angeles International Airport, Wendy and Mike’s first flights were cancelled, and Thomas had some unexpected stops in Abu Dhabi and Milan on his way to Lisbon.

But after a restful first evening, we quickly got back on schedule and were able to visit all the locations for our photo shoots before the students arrived. The staff of the Aga Khan Development Network in Lisbon have been wonderful partners and have found great stories and locations for our students to photograph during the week ahead. They will visit schools, fantastic community building projects, and even what is possibly the world’s tiniest music recording studio (it used to be a bathroom!)

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  • Claudia James Bartlett

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    September 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Wishing you and your students all the best!!

  • Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn

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    September 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Dear Fred;
    How wonderful that you have taken your program to Lisbon. Hope you get a chance to hope over to Madeira where things continue to be made by hand. Have a great program.

  • Nick Goldsborough

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    September 6, 2016 at 11:08 am


    You are remarkable. I love your posts. What you do for children around the world is to ignite them with a passion for the world around us. Training children to see the world in new ways does far more than introducing them to a particular art form. A person who can see through the lens of a camera is an informed observer of the world.

    Cheers, Nick

  • Maureen OSullivan

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    September 6, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Have a fantastic adventure in Lisbon!

  • Esha Chiocchio

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    September 6, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I’m glad to hear that you all made it safe and sound. My fingers are crossed that it only gets better!

  • Britt Salvesen

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    September 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Eager to see your next few posts and, of course, the students’ photographs!

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