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Jill Brown has over 15 years of experience in the field of photography. She has studied photography at Missouri State University and Maryville University, St. Louis. She spent time working on her personal fine art work for many years and in 2003 started her first wedding and portrait photography business in St. Louis, MO. Jill moved to Des Moines, IA in 2005 and has continued her wedding and portrait business along with her fine art photography. Jill currently has work displayed in and around the Des Moines area as well as work in personal collections around the world. Jill uses both medium format film cameras and digital formats to create her images. This is how the artist describes her work: “My work is a reflection of everyday life and places. I chose the medium of photography as a tool to capture the essence of the person or place. I create images to depict the subject as they are remembered in the mind. Not posed or unnatural, but as a window into the intimate world of the subject.” Jill Brown is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

National Education Association: Edmunds Elementary

Last month I had the very, very special opportunity to help the National Education Association (NEA) document Edmunds Elementary School here in Des Moines, Iowa.  Their main focus was on the English Language Learners (ELL) instructor at Edmunds and their African refugee student population.  I will not tell their story here, but will ask you to please click on the following links to view a slide show and read an article about the school, the teachers and the community.

Educating Refugees in the Heartland 
by Amy Buffenbarger - NEA

Educators in the Heartland
by Alain Jehlen - NEA


Amy Buff said...

It was great working with you Jill and we are so happy with all the photos!

Jill Brown said...

Amy - it was so wonderful to work with you too and I am glad you like the photos. Your story and slideshow are fantastic! I do hope to have the opportunity to work with you again!

mindy said...

Nice job, Jill!

Jill Brown said...

Mindy - Thanks. :)

canvas prints said...

i love what you ahve done here. great work.