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Christina Whitt
Portriat taken in Takayama, Japan.

Christina Whitt
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
ChrstWhtt@aol.com


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Mystical Japan: A Visit to Miyajima Island (August 2002)


Traveling is one of my passions. I love exploring and experiencing new cultures. As an undergraduate, I was fortunate to study art in Rome, Italy for a semester. The art of Bernini and Caravaggio filled my heart and soul as I wandered the cobblestone streets of Rome. I backpacked throughout Europe that year and savored the beauty and culture that Europe offers. Subsequently, I returned to Europe many times, visiting over fifteen countries, and eventually expanding my horizons to include Japan and the Middle East. I hope to visit Southeast Asia, Singapore, Turkey, and Egypt in the future.

I believe travel helps you become a better citizen of the world. Meeting people from different walks of life, learning about their beliefs, and sharing moments in their culture helps to make our brief time on this planet more meaningful. As a photographer I try to capture the small things that make a place special. A kind old merchant, a giggling child, a busy street corner are all things I attempt to freeze in time to capture the essence of the places I visit.

As an art educator in an inner city high school, I try to encourage my students to explore the world through the art of different cultures. Hopefully, the seeds I plant will blossom in the future so that they may explore the world through travel and art too!

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