Photojournalism

“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 […]


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!


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 …


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 […]


Workshop Days 3-5 :: Prints, Narratives, & Guest Photographer

Workshop Days 3-5 :: Prints, Narratives, & Guest Photographer

It is Sunday now, and I have three days of the workshop to catch you up on. Well, technically there is Day 3 (distributing and discussing photos) and Day 4 ( Storyboard and Narrative Interviews), but on Saturday I serendipitously met some photographers working on a photo story for USAID about rehabilitation and recovery from […]


Workshop Day Two :: Storyboards

Workshop Day Two :: Storyboards

Today was another incredible day working with the kids. Four girls joined us today, all near ages of 16 or 17. I wanted more girls in the workshop anyway…so when I heard about them, I asked them to come. Since school is in session here, only kids that are not in school can participate because […]


Workshop Day One :: Camera and Storytelling Essentials

Workshop Day One :: Camera and Storytelling Essentials

Today I started a photo storytelling workshop for street kids, hosted at Child Restoration Outreach. There were 7 boys and 1 girl. Apparently more girls will be joining tomorrow. It was really a great time. The kids were amazingly attentive.  Harriette, the CRO educator, translated for me into the Luo language because only two of […]


Connecting with Street Kids :: Photo Storytelling Workshop

Connecting with Street Kids :: Photo Storytelling Workshop

After spending time at the garbage dump in the middle of town, I wanted to find a way to connect with the kids there. I wanted to find out what their stories are – and to help the kids tell their stories. I decided organize a storytelling workshop that incorporates photography, illustration, and words. I […]


Mobile HIV Testing in Rural Uganda

Mobile HIV Testing in Rural Uganda

Last Thursday I went to a mobile HIV testing clinic. Part of my job here at Samaritan’s Purse is HIV program planning, some data analysis, and photographing impact stories from our HIV programs. Samaritan’s Purse (SP) hosts mobile HIV testing events, and the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) provides the staff that administers the tests […]


King of the Fill :: rubbish as a child’s livelihood

King of the Fill :: rubbish as a child’s livelihood

These boys have no other way of life. They sleep on the main streets under shop verandas at night, and by day they collect trash, make something useful from it, and resell it to get money for food or whatever other things a homeless teenage boy spends his money on. My friend told me that […]


Rainbow :: Where’s the Water?

Rainbow :: Where’s the Water?

Driving down the bumpy pot-hole dirt road that leads to Moroto, I can’t help but notice the beautiful scenery of strange stone hills jutting out from the earth, trees with flat tops, wonderful birds, and sun flowers. Upon arriving in Moroto and passing over the one lane bridges, it comes as a shock to me […]


Biosand Water Filter Construction and Installation: Kamwenge, Uganda

Biosand Water Filter Construction and Installation: Kamwenge, Uganda

It has been quite a long week. I haven’t taken the time (or had the time) to write a blog in between, and there is so much to write about, unfortunately. I will have to pick and choose what to cover. My visit in Kamwenge was nice. The first day my supervisor and I attended […]


Baboons and Fish Stew: Kamwenge, Uganda

Baboons and Fish Stew: Kamwenge, Uganda

June 29, 2010 BABOONS & LONG DRIVE Yesterday we arrived in Kamwenge after a 6 hour drive. We passed through the National Reserves, and could see the Rwenzori mountains in the distance, along with some baboons. Along the roads, in the national reserves, people had hacked away the plants and trees then built homes, which […]


Sustainable Programs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC): Kampala, Uganda

Sustainable Programs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC): Kampala, Uganda

Today I visited an orphanage that we support with a sustainable livestock program. We support forty orphanages in Kampala alone, using this livestock model. At this particular orphanage, most of the children were rescued from vulnerable situations where their parents did not care for them properly, would not take ownership of them, or where they […]