2016 "FOCUS ON YOUTH":
Technical Communications/Design & Architecture
Alfred State College - NY
Hannah Vuozzo is in her junior year at the SUNY College of Technology at Alfred State in Alfred, NY. She earned an associate’s degree in architectural technology, and she is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in technical communications/design and social sciences/humanities. Hannah's major reflects her varied interests and professional aspirations; although art has been a constant since her childhood.
Hannah is in the honors program at Alfred, and she is involved in diverse activities. She is the student liaison for Study Abroad, the student engagement chair for the Student Senate, managing editor of the Tor Echo student newspaper, and a member of several other clubs.
Hannah works as a tutor at the Alfred State Writing Center and is a supplemental instructor for freshman composition. Hannah will be studying abroad during the 2017 spring semester in Sorrento, Italy.
The Diary of a TreeHugger
Hannah says, "These photographs document a spiritual journey through nature. An educator at my school told me a story. It was about a woman who was having troubles. He recommended that she hug a tree (for at least a minute). She scoffed at the idea, but the next day, she called him and said, 'I hugged a tree and it changed my life.' After hearing this story, I hugged a tree and, indeed, it changed my life. When I hug a tree, I identify it, photograph it, and record my thoughts and observations about the tree. This collection is a mere sample of the enchantment of trees and the healing abilities of nature.."
© Hannah Vuozzo
More photo's can be found at The Diary of a TreeHugger