One of the benefits of writing a blog like this one, is having contact with people with deep passions for El Salvador. One such person is photographer Laurie McGinley from Minnesota. I encourage everyone to visit her website and view her photo essays and read her blog. As Laurie writes:
Many images tell the story of a place or a people. During my travels my curiosity has fueled my desire to interview people and hear their stories. My first photo essay entitled, “Legacy of Violence” made it’s public debut at the annual fundraiser for the Resource Center of the Americas in April of 2005. The picture is vital to telling a story but, so often, a tale can be unearthed with a few questions and a patient ear. I strive to promote cross-cultural understanding, peace and growth through my photo essays.
Laurie has worked with El Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, and an article about those efforts appeared in the Minnesota Women's Press.