Student Union - Deanna Washington

Deanna Washington
Gwinnett Technical College
Lawrenceville, Georgia

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At Gwinnett, from which she graduated last month, Deanna majored in commercial photography, but she’s currently hoping to make photojournalism the focus of her career. “I’ve planned a trip to Uganda in November,” she says. “I hope to be able to contact some nonprofit organizations to see if they offer internships where I could work as a photographer.”

A recent internship with a sports and action photographer proved invaluable to her education. “It was completely different from being in a class. Getting up at three in the morning to be at a location before the sun comes up, then being part of the whole photo shoot—that was so helpful to me.”

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