photographer class of 2017
Meet Cait Ushpol. Most of you probably know her as the girl with the accent or Adam’s twin sister, and this year you can add newspaper photographer to that list. Cait was born in Durban, South Africa, in September 1998. When she was 5½, her dad’s job moved her family to Austria. She spent the next 6 years at the American International School of Vienna, surrounded by people of 62 different nationalities. Yes, she did learn German, but she currently only remembers how to say Guten Morgen. Cait’s middle school years were spent at Cincinnati Country Day School. In August of 2013, she started attending Durham Academy. Cait is now taking AP French and hopes to one day move back to Europe. Cait’s passion for visual art began when she was a little girl in Vienna and was amazed by the architecture of Hundertwasser and the Habsburg Empire. Since then, she has developed her photographic literacy and is very excited to continue exploring this year as a photographer working for the DA newspaper. In the summer of 2015, two of her photos were exhibited in the “Phone Home Durham” exhibition at the Power Plant gallery and will be archived at the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library at Duke, which is a great honor for her. This year, catch Cait’s photos in The Green and White or on the Learning Commons art wall, where she will display some images from her Portfolio art class.