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Fallbrook student visits Ghana; documents life in photography


Last updated 9/12/2013 at Noon

Louisa Ballif is pictured in Ghana

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook resident and Pacific Ridge School senior Louisa Ballif visited Ghana’s capitol city of Accra for 10 days during the summer. She made the trip as part of Pacific Ridge’s global travel program. Her intent was to document the unique stories and lives of Accra’s residents through her passion for photography and videography.

Her photos, a mix of lifestyle shots and portraits, provide a glimpse into the contrast of a city’s absolute poverty and a community’s easy generosity.

“The people were so warm, kind, and open,” Ballif said. “They would invite me...

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