BRIGET GANSKE

I am a Virginia-based photographer and filmmaker.

I create visual stories for publications, organizations, and individuals.

What drives my work is the desire to create meaningful stories that educate, inspire, and connect us to one another.

bganske@gmail.com
804.221.8329

Community

Posted on Nov 12, 2014

Here is the fourth in a series of four videos I’ve filmed and produced for Sabot at Stony Point, an independent school for students in preschool through eighth grade. (See other Sabot videos here.)

It’s been a real honor and pleasure documenting the classrooms and the community at Sabot. I’ve been reminded how each person comes to the learning in his or her own way, how everyone has distinct talents and strengths, and how much we can accomplish if we work together. From this, I feel especially  inspired to explore and experiment with new ways of filming and editing and to collaborate more with other people.

Thank you, Sabot, for embracing me into your community!

First Fall

Posted on Nov 3, 2014

Fall is a reminder of the joy of color, the joy of falling down, the joy even of getting hurt and getting back up on our feet ready to try again.

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Upcoming Screenings

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

Last fall I spent a lot of time filming students in the Teen Stylin’ program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)–a unique program in which teen designers create their own one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art.

And from that footage, I created a 25 minute documentary film, called “NEW-FASHIONED”.

“NEW-FASHIONED” will be screened at this fall’s Teen Stylin’ runway exhibitions at VMFA, November 15 at 5:30 pm and November 22 at 2 pm and 5:30 pm.

Due to the popularity of the event, tickets sold out immediately! But you can watch the trailer and also the full-length film here:

Explorations

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

I love working with students new to photography who teach me how to see in unique ways. This weekend I went out with Annie Ward, who is 18 and has a new DSLR camera, to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Plants–the most patient subjects! We explored depth of field, pattern, light, and perspective.

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Republica Dominicana

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

This summer I was a chaperone with St. Stephen’s Youth Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. What did we do? Why did we go? What was the point? Watch this video:

I also created this fun, joyful video highlighting a 2 year-old Dominican girl, Jesuani, who mesmerized us. She showed us (for better or for worse) how to be unstoppable, how to believe in yourself.

Learning for Understanding

Posted on Oct 10, 2014

Here is the third video in a series of four for Sabot at Stony Point, an independent school in Richmond for students in preschool through eighth grade.

I loved documenting the learning process in the classrooms, especially watching the fourth graders explore light. A main element of Sabot’s philosophy is social constructivism–where small groups construct knowledge for one another, collaboratively, building on each other’s meanings to create more complex understandings.

Blessing of the Animals

Posted on Oct 8, 2014

Each year St. Stephen’s commemorates the Feast of St. Francis with a service blessing the animals.

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1 Month

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

Last month I spent a few days with my twin nieces, who were just 1-month old! I had spent a lot of time with kids and babies, but not much time with newborns until then. It was a reality check of sleepiness nights and constant feedings, but also such a joy to witness them looking around, to feel their whole babies breath and sigh.

Here’s a short video celebrating the wonder of being so newly alive:

Sabot at Stony Point

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

With the start of school this week, I’m excited to unveil two videos I produced for Sabot at Stony Point, an independent school in Richmond for children in preschool through eighth grade.

Twin Nieces

Posted on Aug 31, 2014

I became an aunt this summer! Welcome to the world, Charlotte and Maeve. I’m so grateful I got to spend a few days helping take care of these tiny, precious beings.

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