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Behind the Lens as Our Summer Photo Intern

Kathryn Greves. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Kathryn Greves. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Kathryn Greves documents Virginia Sea Grant-funded research of small fish called mummichog at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Kathryn Greves (right) documents Virginia Sea Grant-funded research of small fish called mummichog at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

For Kathryn Greves, getting out on the Bay to photograph Virginia’s seafood industry and Virginia Sea Grant’s research were the highlights of her internship. The boat ride, dolphin siting, and resulting tan were just gravy.

Kathryn Greves. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Kathryn Greves. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

As the summer photo intern, Kathryn documented Virginia Sea Grant’s research and extension events and started developing a collection of portraits of the men and women behind Virginia’s local seafood. For Kathryn, whose previous experience is in studio photography, being “on-location ready” for the different shoots was a new experience.

“The biggest challenge of this position was always being prepared and staying flexible with schedule and equipment,” she said. Yet Kathryn rose to the challenge and produced great work during her internship, documenting a tour of a NOAA deep-sea vessel and a Christopher Newport University professor’s research on tiny fish called mummichog, among other projects.

Originally from the East Coast,  Kathryn is a veteran who currently studies photography at Thomas Nelson Community College. She plans to graduate in fall 2012 and open up her own infant photography boutique.

Virginia Sea Grant is proud to be a co-op provider with Thomas Nelson Community College’s photography department.

Want to see some of Kathryn’s photos? Check the VASG Flickr photostream.

Check out these links to some of Kathryn’s great photos: