Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Connecting with Brenda Kenneally

While walking the streets of Troy this evening with Rev. Willie Bacote, I had the blessed privilege of meeting Brenda Kenneally. Brenda is an award winning photojournalist who was born and raised in the city of Albany and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. I've been a big fan of her work for a couple of years now. The best way I can describe her work is "Reality through the lens of a camera."

Check out these links to some of her work.




As I had an opportunity to finally meet Brenda face to face we got to talking about reaching out to kids in Troy's inner-city. Her thoughts? You won't reach them from the church building with another new ministry. She talked about reaching kids through their own, twenty-first century language--media technology. She wants to connect with places like the Sanctuary for Indendent Media and teach kids how to develop websites and create podcasts and video webcasts, etc.

It was great to connect with Brenda Kenneally and I am looking for to hearing more of her insights.