NE Explorer Jeanne Sturges Gets Cuba Editorial in Tulsa World
NE Explorer Jeanne Sturges Gets Cuba Editorial in Tulsa World. This past April, a small group of Natural Exposures Explorers traveled to Cuba on a so-called person-to-person educational permit. Little did we know that eight months later President Barack Obama would make the United States and Cuba so newsworthy. Obviously, it wasn’t our little group that inspired the president to make the changes, but I can’t help believing the power of photography and journalism was at least partially responsible for the change in policy by the US government.
One of our Cuba NE Explorers, Jeanne Sturges, was so inspired by the policy change she wrote an Editorial piece to the Tulsa World newspaper which was featured as the headliner editorial. This is the power of travel, curiosity, and a desire to understand things beyond our own backyard.
Ever since picking up my first camera at the early age of 16, I knew photography could make a difference. I’ve always believed that great images are powerful tools for creating interest and curiosity in nature, wildlife, conservation, and the environment. One of my first and favorite all time books was a title by the Pulitzer prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly simply titled; Shooter. The inspiration this book provided was just one small piece of the puzzle towards the goal of making a difference. Today, at 54-years-old, another piece of the puzzle is taking others to see if for themselves. Jeanne Sturges did just that and came away with some beautiful images and an open mind. That’s the power of traveling with a camera. You can see more of Jeanne’s work on the NE Explorer’s page.