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About

Irene Abdou Photography, LLC can help you make a difference by telling visual stories of extraordinary people in extraordinary places, who are simply hoping for a better tomorrow.

Irene Abdou Photography, LLC is owned by Irene Abdou, who has 15 years of experience in the developing world from Asia to Africa.  Before joining the Peace Corps in 1995 after college, she had visions of playing the handdrums and walking barefoot in African soil, while helping those in need.  During her 3 1/2 years living in a mud hut without electricity, what she learned instead was that the ground was too hot to walk barefoot on and that Africa is a big, diverse place.  She also realized that she had gained more from her Peace Corps service than she had given.  Most importantly, she learned that people all over the world share the same hope ... the hope for a better tomorrow.  She saw a common spirit of humanity.

 

After the Peace Corps, Irene worked in international development and humanitarian aid, designing and managing public health and food security programs in Asia and Africa for a number of NGOs.  For two years, Irene lived in a tent in Southern Sudan, where she managed malaria prevention programs for Population Services International (PSI).  Most recently in her NGO career, Irene served as PSI's Deputy Regional Director for West & Central Africa.

 

In 2007, Irene began a three-year transition into a second career as a professional photographer, leaving PSI to focus full-time on photography in 2010.  Today, Irene Abdou Photography, LLC helps NGOs and other organizations around the globe to make a difference by telling visual stories of extraordinary people in extraordinary places, who are simply hoping for a better tomorrow.

 

Irene also offers stock photography and fine art prints, as well as private photography classes and group workshops.  Irene has also translated her first love of cultural photography into helping people here at home preserve their most special family moments through maternity & newborn photography, family photography, and wedding photography.

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