In Pictures: A Journey Thru Costa Rica
While in Costa Rica visiting a friend, Priscilla Thomas, photographer and Dharamsala India alum, offered to stop by CCS Cartago to document the home base and volunteer placements.
The CCS Home Base
Volunteer placements: an elderly home, two schools (one of which is for children with disabilities), and a child care service run by a local woman.
CCS volunteers and some of the staff on a trip to the Irazu volcano.
About the Photographer
I was born on a U.S. Air Force base in Keflavik, Iceland, to parents native to Mississippi and Louisiana. My early childhood was spent in Alamogordo, NM, before my family returned to some southern comfort in Charleston, SC.
Photography has been a part of my life since adolescence when I worked on the school newspaper and yearbook. During college, I contributed editorial op-ed pieces to The George Street Observer at the College of Charleston and continued to embrace photographic ventures. After college, I started freelancing in photography and writing in Charleston, SC.
My passion for photography, visual storytelling, and culture has also fueled a love of travel. Since my junior year in college, I’ve traveled to India, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Germany, and Jordan.
I received a B.A. in Religious Studies from the College of Charleston. Recently, I completed the coursework for a M.A. in Visual Communication with a concentration in Photojournalism and cognate in Multimedia at one of the top programs in the nation at Ohio University.
When I’m not photographing, I enjoy reading, short story writing, and such guilty pleasures as This American Life, Samoa Girl Scout Cookies, and indie films.
I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America. I am available for freelance work and weddings nationwide. A CV is available upon request.
~ Priscilla Thomas