• My name is….Cynthia Da Silva.
  • Where were you born? I was born in New York City.
  • How many brothers and sisters do you have? I have 3 brothers and no sisters.
  • What language do you speak at home? I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish at home.
  • What are your career goals?  My career goals are to become a paramedic and to become a great professional photographer.
  • What do you see yourself doing in five years? In 5 years I see my self traveling all over the world and capturing beauty through my lens.
  • Who do you know, other than a teacher, who has gone to college for art?
    I have never met anyone who has gone to college for art.
  • What are you are most proud of? I am most proud of my accomplishments.
  • What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love cats, and in my free time I love taking pictures of my 4 cats.
  • Why did you enroll in this course? I enrolled in this course because I want to grow in the photography world and I want to become familiar with editing, retouching and manipulation to create a great photograph.
  • Who are the photographers that you are most interested in right now?
    I love photos. I can’t say I admire one photographers work more than another one; when it comes to photography I like to keep an open mind.
  • My ideal job would be… My ideal job is to travel all over the world snapping pictures of anything interesting that captures my eyes.
  • Three adjectives others might use to describe me are…I would say that people who know me will describe me as creative, compassionate and determined.

Artist: Steve McCurry
Title: Afghan Girl
Date: December, 1984
Medium:  Color Slide Film
Dimensions: 259 × 40

When I first saw this photograph, like most people I was mesmerized by the Afghan girl eyes. I believe that eyes are windows to the world. I was to young to understand the pain suffering and oppression those eyes must have seen.

Artist: Thomas E Franklin
Title: Raising the Flag
Date: September 12, 2001
Medium:  Color Photo
Dimensions: 395 × 591 pixels

This photo represents so much to me. As an EMT I have seen a lot of things, but nothing could have ever prepared me for the 9/11 attacks. Seeing this flag raised in the rubble brought so many emotions that I still can’t describe.

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Artist: Edvard Munch
Title: The scream
Date: 1893
Medium:  Oil tempera and pastels on cardboard
Dimensions: 91cm x 73.5cm

I believe that the meaning of art it’s in the eye of the viewer. To me this painting represents pain, anxiety and depression. I own a replica of this painting. Even though this painting represents negative emotions it’s the most beautiful painting I have ever seen.


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