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Leanna Thompson

Focus: Photography | Mentor: Macduff Everton

Leanna Thompson attended Art Without Limit’s 5th Art Career Day Conference for young artists where she met photographer Macduff Everton, who was leading a roundtable discussion. He offered to mentor her in photography through the Art Without Limits Mentorship program.

On their first meeting, he invited Leanna to join him and photographer, Isaac Hernandez, that afternoon to photography the release of pelicans from the Refugio Beach oil spill.

“I ecstatically tagged along and got wonderful photos. To say thank you, I asked my father (who happens to be a pilot) to take him for a flight over Lake Cachuma—Macduff always want to photograph the area. This mentorship is a give-and-give, not a give-and-take, and it makes it all the more fun.” — Leanna Thompson, Emerging Artist