My initial foromal education prepared me for teaching art, which I did for almost twenty yeras. Early on, I recognized that I could best apply my talents to teaching in inner city schools. When the time came for me to work on a Master's Degree, I decided to get the equivalent number of hours in a photography program at the Kansas City Art Institute, which fortunately was located close to home and work. Though I did not realize it at the time, I had discovered my life's passion and calling. After two years of study, while simultaneously teaching and raising two children as a single mother, I was ready to advance to teaching photography at Magnet School for the Arts, Lincoln Academy, in the Kansas City, Mossouri School District. I shared my enthusiasm for medium with my students, and under my guidance many of them recieved national awards and recognition.

For the past ten years I have been traveling and photographing many different peoples and cultures in the Middle East, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. After several trips to Middle East after 9/11/2001, I became painfully aware that the information I was receiving from the U.S. minstream media often included half truths and sometimes was completely false. It became a mission oof mine to educate anyone who would observe my work and listen to me, and to address common misunderstandings about the goodness of most of the people that I had met. Though most live with great hardships, many have invited me into their homes and offered great kindness and hospitality.

Gloriann Liu

Award winning photographer, who travels the world, telling the stories of those without voices.
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