In this section we would like to introduce some of our talented IWP ladies each month and this month we are talking about Marguerite Beaty (by Sandra De Hann).
This 63 year old lady was raised in Brazil by Italian/American parents, she attended international school until leaving to go to boarding schools in the US and Switzerland.
On leaving high school she started a career as a stockbroker in Brazil. After 6 years she left to pursue her dream of photography and enrolled in a two part course, first at the famous ‘School of Visual Arts’ in New York where she learnt the technical aspects of photography followed by the second part studying the artistic side in Miami. Her talent was spotted and she was offered a scholarship to study a ‘Masters’ degree in photography also in Miami which she did.
Marguerite started working in the corporate sector and teaching in colleges but in 2008 had to change direction as the corporate work had slowed. She began giving private lessons to maintain her income and held photography groups for fun taking students out at night to capture amazing images.
In 2016 Marguerite took a ‘sabbatical’ slowing down her pace. She travelled to the UK, Cambodia, Portugal, and Spain experiencing many different cultures and sights, whilst still enjoying her passion for photography.
After returning to Miami she decided to pack up and head back to Portugal. When Covid hit, she moved from the Alentejo to Estoril to be less isolated as she lived on her own.
Marguerite has a wonderful talent and we are very fortunate and honored that she has offered to run our photography workshops and groups on our IWP website.
Please check out her blog www.50andrising.com ‘Inspiration for days well lived’.