“If it weren’t for photography, I may never have
graduated from high school,” confides photographer Alice
Greenwood, explaining the course of events that led to her upcoming
exhibit “Faces of the Silenced: Portraits and Stories of
Teenage Pregnancy.” Unlike her “more academic” sisters,
Greenwood says she struggled in school until she took an introductory
photography class as a freshman. She credits the discovery of this
pursuit, and her instructor, for motivating her to get her high
school diploma; she then went on to UVM and into her current job
as a substance abuse counselor at the Lund Family Center in Burlington.
She speaks thoughtfully about the avenues that have opened up to
her, and how important it is for one to have options and support
in facing the challenges of life.
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