Category Archives: Featured

Kevin Liljegren: June Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Kevin Liljegren Kevin Liljegren, a photographer from Stockholm, Sweden, is Bokeh Focus’ June Photographer of the Month. Liljegren’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. He previously […]

Christian Gehrke: May Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Christian Gehrke Christian Gehrke, a photographer currently living in Kennesaw, Georgia, is Bokeh Focus’ May Photographer of the Month. Gehrke’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. […]

Jon Woodman: April Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Jon Woodman Jon Woodman, a local photographer from Atlanta, Georgia, is Bokeh Focus’ April Photographer of the Month. Woodman’s photograph received the most votes among four other nominees. He […]

Melanie Page: A Leader From Birth


Text by Jayde Scogin/ Photos courtesy of Melanie Page Melanie Page was born to her Irish-Italian mother, Joan Ventura, in a “girls home” in Alabama. Ventura was only 17 years old at the time when […]

Never Stop Following Your Dreams


Text by Vaso Poulokefalos/ Photos Caroline Stephens Miles Caroline Stephens Miles has dedicated her career to helping injured athletes. She is currently the head athletic trainer for Madison County High School and has recently decided […]

Small Town Leaders with Big Impacts


Text by Dionna Russell/ Photos Lashanna Brooks Being from a town like Savannah, Georgia opens many opportunities to learn about history and even gives you the chance to create history. When I think of a […]

Poor Little Indian Girl from Poarch’ Becomes First Chairwoman of Alabama Tribe


Text by Kaylee Salter/ Photos courtesy of Megan Zamoro Stephanie A. Bryan is a proud wife, mother, and the first chairwoman of the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Alabama: The Poarch Band of […]

Amy: September Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Amy Amy, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia, is Bokeh Focus’ September Photographer of the Month. Amy’s photograph received the most votes in September. She previously won photographer of the week […]

Many Hands Make Lighter Loads


Text by Jessica Strickland/ Photos by Jessica Strickland Debbie Booher is an advocate for the homeless in Austin, Texas. Along with working a full-time job, Booher has dedicated her life and free time to serving […]

Emma Walkington: August Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Emma Walkington Emma Walkington, 19, from Phoenix, Arizona, is our August Photographer of the Month winner. She currently lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Walkington competed against three other photographers and […]

An American Hero


Text by Della Sanford/ Photos by Elinor Sanford and the U.S. Army This story highlights the triumphs of an African American, lesbian soldier during twenty-two years of service in the Army, including deployment during the […]

Survivor, Mother, Principle and Activist


Text by Maddie Hughes/ Photos courtesy Maddie Hughes When tasked with finding a female leader in our community, I searched around to find one, and  realized that my own mother is a prime example. She […]

The Potential Within


Text by Ciana Bruce/ Photos by Charletta Cloud & Ciana Bruce Church and education sustained her passion for serving others. But her potential paved the path for a new service — leadership.  Jacquelyn Ponder, who […]

Standing in the Gap: The Life of Missionary Gussie Breedlove


Text by Stephanie Breedlove/ Photos courtesy of Gussie Breedlove One of the unsung heroes of the Atlanta community is Missionary Gussie Breedlove. This story explores her life and impact on poverty-stricken communities throughout Atlanta. Missionary […]

Chris Onuoha: February Photographer of the Month


Interview by Olivia Goss/ Photos by Chris Onuoha Chris Onuoha, 22, from Newcastle, Britain, is our February Photographer of the Month winner. He competed against three others and his photo received the most votes. Chris […]

Syed Hamza: January Photographer of the Month


Interview by Olivia Goss/ Photos by Syed Hamza Syed Hamza, 16, from Istanbul, Turkey, is our January Photographer of the Month winner. He competed against three others and his photo received the most votes. Hamza […]

Andrea Klerides: Featured Photographer — Bokeh Focus Exhibit 2020


Andrea Klerides was one of our eight featured photographers in our 3D, immersive, virtual Bokeh Focus Exhibit 2020 — The New World: Isolation.  Biography Andrea Klerides is a 31-year-old photographer living in Astoria, New York. […]

Benjamin Thomlinson: Featured Photographer — Bokeh Focus Exhibit 2020


Benjamin Thomlinson was one of our eight featured photographers in our 3D, immersive, virtual Bokeh Focus Exhibit 2020 — The New World: Isolation.  Biography Benjamin Thomlinson, from Atlanta, is a 25-year-old Winter 2020 graduate of […]

Trevon Davis: November Photographer of the Month Interview


Interview by Salinah On Yeugo/ Photos by Trevon Davis Trevon Davis, 20, from Austin, Texas, is our November Photographer of the Month winner. He competed against three other photographers for his title and his photo […]

Nikki Raitz: Featured Photographer — Bokeh Focus Exhibit 2020


Nikki Raitz was one of our eight featured photographers in our 3d, immersive, virtual Bokeh Focus Exhibit 2020 — The New World: Isolation.  Biography Nikki Raitz is 21 years old and currently pursuing a BFA […]

Jan Düerkop: September Photographer of the Month Interview


Interview by Olivia Goss/ Photos by Jan Düerkop Jan Düerkop, 37, from Hamburg, Germany, is our September Photographer of the Month winner. He competed against three other photographers for this title and his photo received […]

Andrea Klerides: June Photographer of the Month Interview


Interview by Ciara Lawrence/ Photos by Andrea Klerides Andrea Klerides, 31, from Queens, New York, is our June Photographer of the Month winner. She competed against four other photographers for this title and her photos […]

Sven Hühn: May Photographer of the Month Interview


Interview by Arianna Lasha/ Photos by Sven Hühn Sven Hühn, 30, from Wiesmoor, Germany, is our May Photographer of the Month winner. He competed against 4 other photographers for this title and his photo received […]

New Breed of Cops: Michael Tashji


Text and Photos by Michael Tashji On a Friday night in Bloomfield, N.J., middle school children hang out at Foley Field to watch the highschool football team play. Officer Marvid Camacho provides security at the […]

Kids Compete, Learn in Juvenile Justice Jeopardy Game


Text and Photos by Ali Sardar Spending a Saturday morning in a classroom is not something most kids want to do. So why did 110 kids between 9 and 17 years old in Lawrenceville, Georgia, […]