This is a portrait of Fulbright scholar Denice Adkins, an MU professor who just received a grant to begin setting up a library science program in Honduras. I stumbled upon the space by chance and thought it looked like an abandoned library. It had the ambiance I was looking for, but I don't think I captured it successfully. I was trying to add a little depth to the photograph by layering. First some books, then her and then empty bookshelves. Symbolically I think it makes sense, but visually I don't think it works. I wish I would have taken a couple of snaps without the right bookshelf lit, making the image symmetrically lit, with the books keeping it a little off balance.