EDUCATOR

Assisting a student of Buff Bay High School during a heritage education workshop. Photo by Alecia J. Clarke

I got my first official taste of teaching photography while participating in the Liquid Light photography exchange programme between Jamaica and the East Midlands in 2002. I received my M.A. in Photography from the University of Bolton in 2008 and have lectured in photography and journalism at: the Northern Caribbean University, the University of the West Indies and the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, where I led the development of the BFA in Photography. I have also conducted professional, recreational and educational workshops for a variety of organisations. 

Since 2012 I have been lecturing full-time in the BA Communication Arts & Technology Programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech Jamaica), where I am faculty advisor of the UTech Journalism Society. I have also conducted in-house workshops for the Jamaica Library Service, National Health Fund and the Inter-American Institute for Agriculture and recreational workshops at Sanaa Studios and the Media Technology Institute. I currently conduct the personalised River Breeze Photography workshops in  Cascade, Portland, located in the buffer zone of the the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.