Guestagrammer of the Week: Rebecca Keyes
Momenta welcomes this week’s guestagrammer, Rebecca Keyes!
Connection to Momenta:
I attended a 5-day workshop in Portland 2016
What stories or issues are you most passionate about covering?
I have read about how in some cultures albino people are shunned, outcasts … and in some horrible cases mutilated and even murdered. There are small colonies (think orphanage in Uganda) where albino people live together apart from others. I’d like to cover this story, shine light on it, help reveal some of the hardship, unfairness, mystical beliefs, and beauty too, surrounding these people.
Where do you look for inspiration for your work: books, movies, authors, photographers, art, certain people?
Every day I look at images other photographers have made. It’s so easy online to search, stalk, follow your nose or otherwise stumble on great work. I especially like the grit, street photography: images that are ‘real’. And images that are like paragraphs, where there is so much to read in an image. That is what I aspire my images to do.
What social media or news feeds do you follow regularly?
I regularly follow instagram, facebook and NPR for potential story ideas
What is one passion you have outside of photography that might come as a surprise to our readers?
I have a passion for 80’s rock-and-roll music and can “name that tune” faster than most people! I don’t want to reveal too much about my age but I did spend some time involved in the ‘club scene’ in LA during that decade.
@ Rebecca Keyes At the Sisters of the Road, community members that signed up for prep work start to show up around 8am. People can sign up to work for 15 mins in exchange for one free healthy balanced meal and drink.[/caption]
What can we expect to see this week from your guestagramming on our Momenta Instagram account?
I plan to share a few images from the assignment that brought us together; that is, for Sisters of the Road in Portland. And I plan to draw from other work I’ve done, as well, but unify with a thread — portraiture — interesting faces!
#seizethemomenta, and follow @momentaworkshops on Instagram to see Rebecca‘s great work!
About the author…
Jen May Pastores
Jen May Pastores is a research and development team member and content developer at Momenta Workshops. Her expertise is in visual communications and social media.