Gwen Neff

Gwen Neff

Freelance Photographer Specializing in Visual Voices

Location
Catonsville, Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland Area)
Industry
Photography

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Gwen Neff's Overview

Current
Past
  • Adjunct Faculty, The Center for A.C.C.E.S.S., Continuing Education Department at Community College of Baltimore County
  • Technical Support at Software Process Technologies, Inc.
  • Computer Literacy Instructor at Single Step Program Catonsville Community Collegge
  • Technical Support at Softwware Process Technologies
  • Technical Support at Zytel Corp
  • Information Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Teacher's Aide, Substitute Teacher, & Temp. at Community College Of Baltimore County
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Gwen Neff's Summary

I have worked in higher education and as a defense contractor, and I have solid skills that I can offer in each. Along with being organized and detail oriented, I am a very dedicated, focused, and enthusiastic person who gives total effort and attention to any project or task I undertake.
I have a very strong interest in enhancing the lives of special needs children and adults. I have been able to use my background and education in both information technology and the arts to teach these students. When teaching classes in Computer Literacy and Vocational, Social, and Communication Skills, I have used various technical and creative tools to spark the interest and enthusiasm in this special needs population. It absolutely thrills me to see their eyes light up and to spark their interest in learning more.
Continuing to learn and study computer technology, and how it has impacted the visual arts and design world, is extremely interesting and exciting for me. I have background in both computer/information technology and fine art, and I love combining aspects from both areas of interest. My interest and efforts in continuing to learn and study in these areas have landed me back into a long time interest of mine, photography. Over the past several years I have worked to develop and enhance my skills as a photographer and photo artist so that I can use these skills to work as a photo activist and advocate.

Gwen Neff's Experience

Freelance Photographer Specializing in Visual Voices

Gwen Neff Photography and PhotoArt

Public Company; Myself Only; Photography industry

June 2012Present (2 years 4 months)

Specialize in using photography to give visual voices to those who would otherwise remain unseen and unheard.

As a photo activist and advocate I strive to use photography to bring Visual Voices to individuals, events, and the like into the light, that would otherwise remain in the shadows. I consider it my personal mission, and it is driven by my own struggles with opening the eyes of those around me so that they might see the strength, beauty, and depth within my own daughter with special needs. When I take a photo I want the viewer to hear by seeing. Can you hear someone say “I am capable of more than you think” or “my life is worth living” when you look at these pictures? I hope so!

As a photo artist I am driven to find what might otherwise be overlooked, and see the extraordinary lying within the mundane.

Visual Voices
“See my image, hear my voice, and realize my depth.”

Adjunct Faculty, The Center for A.C.C.E.S.S., Continuing Education Department

Community College of Baltimore County

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 2011January 2012 (1 year)

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Defense & Space industry

September 2008May 2010 (1 year 9 months) Columbia, Maryland

Computer Literacy Instructor

Single Step Program Catonsville Community Collegge

September 2005December 2006 (1 year 4 months) Catonsville, Maryland

Technical Support

Softwware Process Technologies

September 2003June 2005 (1 year 10 months)

Technical Support

Zytel Corp

August 2002June 2003 (11 months)

Information Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Teacher's Aide, Substitute Teacher, & Temp.

Community College Of Baltimore County

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 1973December 1996 (23 years 4 months)

Worked in a number of positions while employed at CCBC during that time period.

Gwen Neff's Skills & Expertise

  1. DoD
  2. Unix
  3. System Architecture
  4. Integration
  5. Program Management
  6. Teaching
  7. Linux
  8. Photography
  9. Digital Photography
  10. Project Management
  11. Photoshop
  12. Adobe Creative Suite
  13. Fine Art
  14. Photos
  15. Art

Gwen Neff's Education

Catonsville Community College

AS and AA, AS Computer Information Systems and AA Fine Art

Certificate in Applications Programming
Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging Awarded December 2013

College of Notre Dame of Maryland

BA, Information Systems

Gwen Neff's Additional Information

Interests:

digital photography, fine art, crafts, exercise & fitness, music, computers & new technology, programs to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs, reading

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