Monday, December 15, 2008

Major General Mary Saunders

Every once in a while you meet a particularly strong person. Not strong in a physical sense, although that is also a common attribute, but more a person who carries themselves in a powerful way.

Last week I photographed Mary Saunders. Currently, she is heading a new leadership program at Texas Women's University here in Denton, Texas. Leadership apparently came naturally to Mary, as she spent most of her life in the Air Force eventually becoming a Major General. She held a certain patience in her manner that went beyond military training. Clearly she was accustomed to speaking and dealing with people like myself. Her personality was both calm and direct.

This was my first time taking a portrait of a high ranking military person. It was an experience I hope to have again.

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