The Foreign Service Journal - March 2014 - page 78

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MARCH 2014
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY JANIE JAMES-HIGH
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TAKORADI, GHANA
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well as your name, brief biodata
and the type of camera used, to
D
uring my assign-
ment on an
observation mis-
sion for the 2012
Ghanaian presidential race,
children saw my camera
and would run toward
me—singing out for me
to take their picture. This
particular shot was taken in
the city of Takoradi, in an
outlying rural community
that was both jubilant and
peaceful during the elec-
tions. I found the T-shirt
of the young girl—the
“Obama Girl”—to be very
poignant on that Election
Day.
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Janie James-High, a native
of California but longtime
resident of Arizona, has been
with the State Department
since May 2010 as an Office
Management Specialist. Now
posted in Accra, she served
previously in Brussels at the
U.S. mission to the European
Union. She holds a B.A. in
commercial photography,
and previously worked in
higher education and the
business world. She took this
photo in December 2012 with
a Pentax K100 digital SLR
camera.
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