So far, 2012 RULES.
And a big part of that has been because of several new additions to the Sseko team here in Uganda. We’re going to introduce you to each of them and first up is our amazing photo intern, Ashley Turner. Ashley is a perfect fit for Sseko. She cares deeply about people and the world AND she has awesome taste, a great eye and mad skills with her camera.
Ashley was born and raised in a small town in Iowa, the youngest in a family of six children. Growing up with four sisters she was always surrounded with hair and make-up and had a love to taking photographs. Ashley always knew she wanted to venture out of the Midwest, so shortly after graduating high school she packed up her car and moved to Southern California where she attended Paul Mitchell the School for cosmetology and proceded to free-lance in the Los Angeles area to stay in the more creative side of the industry.
While freelancing for five years Ashley took advantage of the freedom in her schedule and began traveling. In June of 2007 Ashley found herself in Uganda where she spent two weeks that created a burning passion for the land and people forever. Throughout the years Ashley still pursued photography as a serious hobby and eventually decided to take it to another level and began building her portfolio and career in photography. Now based in Huntington Beach, California she shoots lifestyle and beauty/fashion photography and has a passion for bringing inner beauty out through her photographs to exude a woman’s true love for herself.
Ashley has desired for many years to return to Uganda to document the empowerment and beauty of women, to change the face how the western media portrays Uganda, and to break barriers for women around the world through photography. Needless to say, Ashley is ecstatic to be back in Uganda doing what she loves most.
You should mostly definitley check out her work at www.ashley-turner.com.
(PS. Check out a little sneak peak of our class of 2012!)