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Angola Targets Progress in Health Infrastructure and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Angola Targets Progress in Health Infrastructure and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

By Lisa Marie Albert, Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Intern, Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID, Global Health Fellows Program II   Two Weeks Ago: As African heads of states are preparing to converge on Washington for the leader’s summit, I am standing in a downtown square in the capital of Angola. I am surrounded by booming […]


Madiba :: Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Madiba :: Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela, president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, passed away on the 5th of December, 2013.  I lived in South Africa for a year from Aug 2012 to July 2013. As he entered into his comma in June of 2013 from a reoccurring lung infection, I was preparing to move back to the […]


Reminiscent

Reminiscent

Just browsing through old images for a client stock photography request. I can’t wait for my next assignment in the field to photograph cultures and global health issues. So many memories are flooding back to me from living in Uganda. Here are a few. Building a New Hut for Nephew           […]


The Heart Grows Fonder

The Heart Grows Fonder

Hey folks, Not sure who will find this…after 6 months of no blog posts. To be completely honest, I have not forgotten about you…or my passions. I have just been busy working on HIV prevention research. Believe it or not, crunching numbers. Not something I want to be doing the rest of my life…but for […]


“HANDS” wins & on exhibit in NYC

“HANDS” wins & on exhibit in NYC

“Hands” wins Honoroable mention at Professional Women Photographers’ CONTRAST International call for entries: Exhibition Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 – Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 Reception: June 21, 2011, 6:00 pmGallery: Soho Photo Gallery 15 White Street New York 10013 212-226-8571


Encore Magazine Art Feature

Encore Magazine Art Feature

As featured in Encore Magazine, May 17, 2010 Wilmington, NC, From the Streets of Africa: Lisa Albert brings photos and life lessons from Uganda by: Lauren Hodges, Encore Magazine, Wilmington Advocacy and Art: Street Kids Have a Voice 5/20, 7 p.m. • Projekte 523 South 3rd Street www.lisamariealbert.com Uganda, a landlocked area in eastern Africa, […]


Words from a Visual Messenger

Words from a Visual Messenger

Lewis Hines said “If I could explain this with words, then I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” Worldwide photographers are documenting stories that beg to be shared.  An image doesn’t need a translator, which is one reason why it can be immediately powerful. If one photographer can proclaim such a powerful story through […]


New York Photos

New York Photos

I was in New York City for a month in February 2011. Here are a few of my favorite landscape photos from around the Big Apple. More favorites to be added at a later date.


art & advocacy :: street children have a voice :: U.S. gallery exhibit

art & advocacy :: street children have a voice :: U.S. gallery exhibit

This past Saturday was the opening for my very first U.S. photography exhibit. It was hosted at Monkey Bottom Collaborative (aka: MoBo) a new gallery space in Durham, NC.  Next month the exhibit will move to Projekte Gallery in Wilmington. Piepushers, Durham’s newest pizza truck, was parked out front. Amazingly yummy pizza. And we served […]


“Hands” awarded Honorable Mention in PWP’s CONTRASTS

“Hands” awarded Honorable Mention in PWP’s CONTRASTS

This image, “Hands,” just won an Honorable Mention in Professional Women Photographers’ CONTRASTS call for entry. The image was taken in Lira, Uganda at the city dump site. The boys whose hands are in the image are street kids – kids that have been abandoned by family, or kids that have run away from abusive […]


Photography Workshops!!!

Photography Workshops!!!

Register for one of my photography workshops in the Adult Education program at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC!!! Their program offers continuing education credits. Spring Workshops: Intro to Digital Photography Tuesdays: 5,12,19,26 April and 3 May [6:30pm – 8:30pm] Documentary Photography Wednesdays, 20, 27 April and 4,11,18 May, [6:30pm – 8:30pm] Building a Blog […]


NYC Vicariously :: Day 6 :: CHALLENGE

NYC Vicariously :: Day 6 :: CHALLENGE

In my attempt to travel light, I forgot to pack my tripod. So, night shots are pretty challenging for me right now. And “Challenge” was the word of the day.


NYC Vicariously :: Day 5 Monday :: APPLE

NYC Vicariously :: Day 5 Monday :: APPLE

Monday’s word was apple. I wanted to do something to play off of the BIG APPLE  which NYC is also known as – but things didn’t work out that way.  By the time I got out on the town it was almost evening. I went to a free Etsy lab craft night, where we made […]


NYC Vicariously :: Day 4 Saturday :: LOVE & Sequence of Waves

NYC Vicariously :: Day 4 Saturday :: LOVE & Sequence of Waves

Yesterday was one adventurous day! I went down to check out 3rd Ward (www.3rdward.com) in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. I walked around afterwards and visited some artists shops (the loom) and then went to this art show called “Sequence of Waves”, at an old convent turned art studios. This place was amazing! I would […]


NYC Vicariously :: Day 3 :: Friday :: JOY & COLD

NYC Vicariously :: Day 3 :: Friday :: JOY & COLD

Today’s words for NYC Vicariously are JOY and COLD. There is a lot of snow in NYC – so that was fairly straightforward to capture. But JOY was a bit more challenging. I think I was successful at capturing a few moments of it though! Take a look!


NYC Vicariously :: Day 2 :: BUBBLE GUM & more

NYC Vicariously :: Day 2 :: BUBBLE GUM & more

TO PARTICIPATE IN NYC VICARIOUSLY – please go to my business facebook page , and add your word to the latest list…and vote on other words too! If you “Like” that facebook page – then you’ll get updates in your facebook feed. PHOTO TIP OF THE DAY :: In addition to protecting from rain and […]


NYC Vicariously :: Day 1 :: SERENDIPITY & SABRETT

NYC Vicariously :: Day 1 :: SERENDIPITY & SABRETT

Those were the top three words of the day – as determined by the facebook wall. Please visit to see which photos were posted for those words. What you’ll find here is an album of some of my favorites from today. I started my day off in a photo lecture at B&H photo video on […]


NYC Vicariously

NYC Vicariously

I’ve been back in the US for just over a month now. I miss Uganda, that’s for sure. But, tomorrow – as long as the weather cooperates with me, I’m going to NYC !!! I’ve only spent one afternoon in NYC, and that was with my mother when I was a teenager. All I remember […]


Bittersweet :: Goodbye Uganda!

Bittersweet :: Goodbye Uganda!

I go home to the U.S. in 3 days! This has been a wonderful 6 months in my life. I have made several life long friends, have loved, lost, and learned a ton about myself. I know my English and some of my mannerisms have even changed! I am very sad to be leaving my […]


Dennis :: 14 yrs :: BIG dreams, but no school, scraps for money

Dennis :: 14 yrs :: BIG dreams, but no school, scraps for money

Two years after his father died, Denis lives with his mother. There are four other children in the family. The mother, who doesn’t work, cannot afford to pay his school fees. He says the food they eat is from his garden. Any extra things he wants money for he finds and sells scraps and jerry […]


Fenny :: 13 yrs :: miscarried pregnancy two weeks after the workshop

Fenny :: 13 yrs :: miscarried pregnancy two weeks after the workshop

Fenny’s story is very touching, as are all of the street children I have worked with. As you’ll read Fenny is 13 and was pregnant this year. She miscarried a couple of weeks after the photo storytelling workshop, while I was preparing this poster. I brought her milk and sugar the week she miscarried. What […]


Lydia :: 16 yrs :: Second Grade Education

Lydia :: 16 yrs :: Second Grade Education

Click on poster for larger version.  While she starts her tailoring business, Lydia is also taking tutoring lessons for two hours a day to learn reading, writing, and mathematics. More photos …


Moses :: 18 yrs :: 2nd grade education

Moses :: 18 yrs :: 2nd grade education

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Story Exhibit :: This Weekend!

Story Exhibit :: This Weekend!

  I promised to post the stories of the children I was working with. I have been buried in their stories for over a month now. To give you an idea…. I have 76 GB of data from the 1 week workshop that I taught. This data includes photographs that I took, scans of their […]