Episode 78: Tara Shupe; Let Her Dream

Tara Shupe is a humanitarian and outdoor photographer. She captures raw human stories, meaningful travel experiences, and focuses on women empowerment.

She works with various organizations, brands, and people around the world to share their personal stories, the positive impact they are making, and more! She hopes to use her work to cultivate awareness and be a positive person in the creative world.

Tara recently released a photo book, Let Her Dream, which shares some of the powerful stories, quotes, and photography that she has captured around the world on her projects.

In this episode, Tara talks about both of the photo books that she has published (Let Her Dream and The Alaska Photo Book), spending 96 days in a Dutch NICU after her water broke at 22 weeks, how she captures stories ethically across all cultures, using her photography and creative skills for good, and pursuing her passions of humanitarian and outdoor photography.

This episode is hosted by Emma Benner.

What we talked about:

2:25- Introductions to Tara Shupe and her photography business

9:40- The nonprofits that she works with and how she connects with the clients

12:45- Her recent birth story

18:05- Best advice for other parents in the NICU

20:40- The motherhood stories that she told on her blog from a project in Tanzania

23:35- How she ethically captures stories in various cultures

27:25- Various outdoor adventures that she has been on around the world

30:40- The recent photo book that she published, Let Her Dream

36:50- A place that she dreams to travel and do a project in

38:15- What work looks like now as a business owner in the middle of the pandemic and with a new baby

42:25- Details on The Alaska Photo Book that she published

44:35- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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