Freelance Spotlight: Washington, D.C. Educator – Meleah Campbell Teach [Photography]

BACK TO SCHOOL is here again!  However, the classroom setting looks quite different this year for many young scholars.  Teachers and parents alike are making necessary adjustments in light of the coronavirus pandemic, while officials are making determinations on the safest educational delivery methods.  For this Freelance Spotlight, I’d like to highlight my recent work with an inspiring young educator, Meleah Campbell. This indoor shoot was completed while adhering to all COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

Boasting almost 30k followers on Instagram alone, the UC Davis and Loyola Marymount educated, Teach America alum uses her social media platforms to champion for literacy and the arts.  Ms. Campbell does an amazing job digitally interacting with her preschoolers and I was thankful for the opportunity to work with her on capturing images for sponsored posts.   Here are a few snaps I captured for her paid partnerships with Advancement Courses (a Wiley Learning company) and Lakeshore Learning.

Personally, I am no stranger to distance learning.  I completed high school with an online, Middle States accredited homeschool program, then resumed physical classes for college.  Despite the circumstances prompting the change, I am happy to see more minority families exploring homeschool options and finding alternate methods for educational enrichment.  

Visit Ms. Campbell’s website and Instagram profile.

Daughters of Solanas, Official Selection for Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta, GA

Daughters of Solanas received placement in another film festival. The dramedy (drama/comedy) short is an official selection for the Women’s Comedy Film Festival. This is part of the Cinema Life Film Festival Collective.

Daughters of Solanas – Women’s Weekend Filmmaker Challenge – Official Selection, Women’s Comedy Film Festival, Atlanta, GA

The event is taking place on Saturday, September 5th in Atlanta, GA (in-person or online). Tickets are available at www.cinemalife.org or at @womenscomedy on Instagram.

Daughters of Solanas was created for the New York / Spring 2019 iteration Women’s Weekend Filmmaker Challenge. The film premiered at the Museum of Moving Image last Spring. As part of the camera crew, Briana M. Andrews shot BTS photo/video and manages the social media accounts for the short. Read previous posts here.

March on Washington: A call for criminal justice reform and racial equality

Here are some of my photographs captured from the August 28, 2020 March on Washington, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

“Artists for George Floyd” – March on Washington at National Mall commemorating the 57th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. Photo by Briana M. Andrews, August 28, 2020.

This past Friday marked the 57th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The March on Washington called for criminal justice reform and racial equality. Amid coronavirus safety protocols, there was a remarkable turnout with well-known speakers addressing the civil rights issues of today.

Jacob Blake Sr. delivers passionate speech at the March on Washington. Vertical cell footage captured by Briana M. Andrews, August 28, 2020.

These times call for unity, strength, resilience and preservation. STAY STRONG!