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1976: richard b. savid served in Philippines in Naawan, Mindanao beginning in 1976
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer richard b. savid can be contacted at ricsavidahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Philippines
Training Group: 100 and 101
Cities you served in: Naawan, Mindanao
Arrival Year: 1976
Departure Year: 1978
Worked as a volunteer with the rural health unit and did health related projects from barrio circumcisions to hare lip surgeries
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Following the Peace Corps I briefly attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. I returned to the Philippines exactly one year after service ended there to marry a native, which I have since been taming for the last 26 years. We first lived in New York City, where I went on to earn my master's in journalism from Columbia University. After graduation I worked first for The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida, and later moved up to the St. Petersburg Times where I was a police reporter. During this time and after the birth of our children I set up a darkroom and pursued a passion for black and white, artistic, documentary photography. I eventually quit the paper and started my own business of hauling construction debris away from job sites while pursuing my photography as an art. I now teach photography part time and still have the hauling business. For the past three years I have returned to the Philippines to do portraiture work and am working toward a photo book of the Filipino people. I have received some grants and awards for this work, some of which has appeared in American Photo, Aperture and Black and White Magazine (photography magazines. I have also show the work locally in museums (see reviews under google names "ric savid). I have a photo website that includes many Philippine images at www.ricsavid-photo.com
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Best experience I ever had, but lots of loneliness and diahrrea at the time
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would love to hear from people in my group 100/101
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Originally posted: January 8, 2006
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