A man of many hats

Keith Kenney (right) visits a friend in Stockholm before taking the train to Gavle as part of the EU-US Atlantis policy-making grant.

Keith R. Kenney is a visual communications professor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. As a professor, he teaches courses in photography, multimedia, and in the graduate program. He serves as the school’s international coordinator, and leads many grant projects, including a partnership program with the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management. While Keith is exploring the world, this website allows you to explore his world.

8 Responses to A man of many hats

  1. Hey.
    I’m looking forward to reading this!!
    /Andreas

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Keith, looking forward to reading your blog! Good luck with the project!

  3. Keith,

    I love reading your blog. I look forward to it coming into my inbox and sometimes go back and read older posts. You write about Svaneti the way my partner talks about the place. He lived for about 4 or 5 months this year in Svaneti as he is running one of the new Hydro-electric dam projects. He loved the people and the food. I gather the hangovers can be killing after a particularly long meal. He was interested in how self-sufficient the people are with their bee-hives, chickens and cows and their amazing ability to walk miles and miles to get something or go somewhere. I have now followed him out to Georgia with our two young daughters. We live in Tbilisi (I’m guessing by your blog, not too far away from you, as we’re in Mtatsminda) and really love the energy and the sense of possibility here. By contrast, my partner was recently working in Adjara region and he couldn’t believe the poverty, the badly made houses, the lack of food and the lack of self-sufficiency. A completely different world from Sveneti.

    When they’re working in a region they just knock on doors until somebody agrees to offer accomodation so he does get to see ‘real life’ in the countryside. Using home stays is best way to work in the countryside for these projects as the locations they work in are often remote and there are no roads, let alone b&b’s available

    He can’t wait to bring us all up to Svaneti when the weather improves to show us how wonderful the place really is.

    Thanks for all your posts and perhaps we’ll bump into each other sometime as I’ve already discovered that Tbilisi is a small city.

    • keithrkenney says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for your interest.

      If you’d like to visit my wife and I (and perhaps our co-workers on the Svaneti film), just let me know.

      Meanwhile, I hope you continue to enjoy your stay in Georgia.

  4. Keith, I’d love to meet up sometime and I’d quite like my Svaneti loving Partner to meet you to. He’s out of the country until mid-next week. My email is elaine.mullan@ireland.com
    Elaine

  5. Sandra Vazquez says:

    Hi Keith! Long time I was just reading some of you older blogs about Georgia. We miss both you and Susanna in Tbilisi. Hope you have a great New Year 2013!! Wishing you both lots of health, love and happiness ((((:
    Sandra

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