Top image: 2013 Mercy Housing group on a photo adventure.

Middle: 2015 animation project at Crawford Elementary School. 

Bottom: Some participants from Langtang Photo Album project in 2015

with Kevin Bubriski at his exhibit during Photo Kathmandu.

Picture Me Here is a program under Lighthouse Writers Workshop based in the Front Range region of Colorado.

History and Founding Team:

In 2012 Lindsey Bhenke, Lauren Dorn, Brigid McAuliffe and Erin Preston held the first Picture Me Here project in 2012 in Pingala Kanal's apartment in Aurora, Colorado. PMH became an organization with a 501c3 fiscal sponsor in 2013. Brigid McAuliffe has served as the director since 2013 and PMH became a program under Lighthouse Writers Workshop in 2020.

 

2012 Participants:

Naina Dahal, Pingala Kanal, Ganga Nepal, Pabitra Niroula, Lachhi Gurrajai, Hari Gurung, Mongali Gurung, Dhan Gurung,

 

2013 Participants: (click for bios)

Anjana Adhikari, Pabitra Adhikari, Tashi Chontso, Jamuna Dahal,

Karma Dhondup,  Birendra Dhakal, Isaiah G, Paw Hla, Mon Maya, 

Mi Meh, Maria Mu, Eit Nge Soe

 

2014 Participants:

Durga Basnet, Bhim Bahadur Bhattarai, Mon Maya Biswa, Chhali Maya Dahal, Bhawani Shankhar Dahal, Moni Kumar, Keshabi Neupane, Kalpana Rai, Krishna Devi Rai, Mohan Rai, Ran Rai, Yama Devi Rai, Aita Rani Subba, Budha B Subba + students from the New America School and University of Colorado Denver

 

2015 Participants:

Paw Eh Yee, Cha Pla Moo, Neh Reh, Eh Thaw, Moo Nu Sa, Umulkatum, Rowda, Ahmed, Maysam, Mabamba, Samuel, Depanjali, Rainisha, Arati, Pramila, Sangath, Ayush, Sujan, Nur Aisha, Yahidah Mohamed Alias, Roshidah Noor, Kehinda Shamadu, Eliane Muhigirwa, Martha Emmanuel, Linda Amata, Lhakpa Jangba, Chheten Tamang, Chhime Tamang, Pasang Tamang, Sonam Tsering, Karma Lama, Jangbu, Lhakpa Dhondup, Tashi Tsering, Gyal Po, Pasang Bhutti and siblings, Sonam Rinzing Zero, Urken Lama Tamang, Kancha Langtang, Ngawang Dorjee,

Langtang Boy Dawa, Tseringphuntsok Lama, Chime Rinzin Lama, Dawa Lama, Dawa Tamang, Sonam Dorjee + students from New America School + students from Emily Griffith Technical College English Language School

 

2016 Participants:

Students of Emily Griffith Technical College English Language School, Spring Institute/Colorado Welcome Back participants, students of New America School, Langtant Photo Album participants 

 

2017-2018 Participants:

Students from Emily Griffith Technical College English Language School,

students from New America School Lowry, PMH Fellows (Volodymyr Petruniv, Juliana Mathias, Nawid Danishjo, Guadalupe Canesco, Raad Altaeed, Khokolah Sherzhad, Masodah Sherzhad, Rookhan Sherzhad, Solomon Okhihan, Goshen Carmel, Gulsum Katmer, Zarhaa Saleh, Sara Nassr)

 

Current Leadership:

Brigid McAuliffe: Director, Cofounder, Teacher, Multimedia Storyteller

Goshen Carmel: Teacher and Participant, Photographer/Videographer

Zina Castañuela: Teacher, Designer, Exhibit/Events Coordinator

Lillie Elliot: Teacher, Photographer

Chris Haugen: Teacher, Photography/Videographer

Juliana Matias: Teacher, Past Participant, Photographer

Holly McClelland: Teacher, Multimedia Storyteller, Designer

Zahraa Otaifah: Teacher, Participant, Photographer

Dave Thatcher: Teacher, Photographer/Videographer

Lynn Townsend: Teacher, Photographer

Meredith Turk: Teacher, Audio Storyteller, Photographer

Vauhini Vara: Creative Writer and Journalist

Former Leadership and Contributors:

Lauren Dorn: Cofounder, Teacher, Refugee Youth Specialist (2012-2016)

Erin Preston: Cofounder, Teacher, Multimedia Storyteller (2012-2014)

Erika Bodor: Teacher, Animator & Writer (2015)

Tashi Chontso: Teaching Assistant, Past Participant (2013, 2014)

Birendra Dhakal: Teaching Assistant, Past Participant (2013-2015)

Rupert Jenkins: Director of Colorado Photographic Arts Center (2012-2015)

Patricia McInroy: Exhibits Assistant, Photographer, Volunteer (2014)

Quentin Perrot: Teacher, Animator (2015)

Pilar Robledo: Exhibits and Sales Assistant, Volunteer (2014-2015)

Victor Rollins: Teacher, Photographer

Becky Vartabedian: Teacher, Writer, Volunteer (2014)

 

Langtang Photo Album Team (Nepal) 2015-2017:

Patti Bonnet: Teacher, Coordinator, Photographer, Film Producer

Dinesh Bikram Shah: Teacher, Photojournalist

Jennifer Bradley: Teacher, Writer, Exhibits Coordinator for LPA and LMP

Austin Lord: Advisor, Langtang Memory Project Cofounder/Coordinator

Brigid McAuliffe: Teacher, Coordinator, Photographer, Videographer

Robyn Scarth: Teacher, Writer, Exhibits Volunteer

Lhakpa Tamang Jangba: Advisor, Community leader of Langtang Management and Reconstruction Committee