Where does the time go? I’ve been working with Mayeta for years, but I remember the first time we had a Skype call as if it was yesterday. Trained in video, she wanted to improve her still photography, so she contacted me. Over the years, we’ve worked on her stills and video, and I watched her skills improve and her confidence grow.
When it was time for her to pitch a long-form video, she reached out to ABC (Australia Broadcasting Company). Not only were they interested in the project, she had two departments that were fighting to hire her.
She took the job and is doing great work. A story she had been interested in for some time finally aired: http://www.abc.net.au/austory/final-call/9498092. We don’t get to talk as much anymore, but it’s great to see her succeed! I still remember some of her earlier projects. This has always been one of my favorites from a drought story in Papua New Guinea.