Edmonton Latin Festival

colorful costumes

Photography from Edmonton Latin Festival. Samba dancers, traditional music, colorful costumes and good times. If you’ve never been to the latin festival – do! Eat, drink, listen to music and join in the festivities.

“Visions of Peru” Fine Art Coffee Table book – 100% profit goes to charity

Mama Sentuza of the Sacred Valley Peru

This book has been an idea in my head for a year and a half. I’ve already told the story of my journey to Peru and my experiences there, previously on this blog. What I want to convey here is the reason for making this book and why I want as many people as possible […]

More photos from Washington

I sent Washington a link to the last post and he sent me more photos of the kids. Enjoy and thanks again.

This is what your Peru calendar purchases helped to do

I want to say thank you to all of you that purchased one of my 2008 Peru calendars this year. My intention was to send part of the proceeds back to Peru to help the very people in the photographs. I did just that with all of your help. A few hundred dollars goes a long way in buying pencils, erasers, books and note pads for the kids in Peru.

More Poetry and Peruvian Images

More collaboration with poets to write poetry to accompany my Peru photography

Poetry inspired by Darlene’s Peruvian images

Poetry written to accompany a few of the photographs I took while in Peru. A collaboration of sorts. These are the first two poems.

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About Your Tutor

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Darlene has had formal training in photography at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She enjoys portraits, fine art, and travel photography. She is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Cuba and Australia. Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. Her vision is to share her artistic talents through teaching “the art of seeing”, and to spread love and tolerance through the experience of truly connecting with and understanding people of different cultures.