My name is James Gorman. I was born in New Hampshire and grew up in Florida and Kansas. Anxious to experience the world, a gap year after high school turned into more than fifteen years. I served in the military as an Intelligence Analyst, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I spent two years volunteering in Americorps in Little Rock, learning about the civil rights struggles in our country. I developed a love of the outdoors working as a wilderness educator in Florida and North Carolina, and spent nearly 6 months hiking the Appalachian Trail.
To expand my perspective of the world, I began travelling abroad. Meeting people around the world and learning about their daily struggles and joys broadened my understanding. I pride myself on being able to discover adventure in strange places--drinking Tongba with Sherpas in the shadows of the Himalayas, hunting deer with desert nomads, enjoying chillum with wizened holy men. Developing a network of friends around the globe has allowed me to explore untraveled regions and learn about the people living there.
Travel and discovery has cultivated an interest in photography and journalism. I am currently studying mass media while pursuing work as a contemporary journalist. My interest and experience in photography, travel, and social realism have shaped my current focus. I always looking for new experiences which will challenge my understanding of the world.
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