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Picturing Ghana: Glenmont artist returns to Africa to start a photography school

"People in Ghana are named by the day and week they were born," said Brown. "I was born on Monday so people in Ghana called me Adzo, that's where the title comes from."

A nonprofit organization called Cross-Cultural Solutions based in Westchester County assisted Brown on her Ghana trip that was the inspiration for her book of photography.

"It has been just so wonderful that Carrie has developed a passion and sense of connection with the people of Ghana and continues to develop that relationship," said Brandon Wick, senior manager of communications for CCS.

Between the fundraiser and several grants she has applied for, Brown is hoping to raise $30,000 to help found Kekeli School.

"I try to travel light with light clothing and my equipment. That will include as many photography books as I can bring," Brown said.

The suggested donation is $10. For more information, contact 465-6576.

Since Brown is staying for a full year, she will trade the four seasons of the Northeast for the two major weather seasons in Ghana.

"Ghana is really warm, and there are two seasons: a dry season and a rainy season," said Brown.

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