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Meet Valérie Berta Torales Part 2

In Part 1, I introduced my friend Valérie. In this 2nd installment, I asked her the following:
Q. Can you give me some background about where you went to school, when you arrived here in the US?

A.I was born and grew up on the French Riviera, studied English in Paris, France (Masters degree,) then came over in 1989 as a teaching assistant at the University of Georgia in Athens (REM heydays, glorious times…!) and on to the University of Missouri in Columbia, where I got another Masters degree (little good do they do me now) in Photojournalism

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Meet photographer Valérie Berta Torales 1

One of the most rewarding experiences of my previous job as a news photographer is I got to meet a lot of interesting, creative and generous people.

I worked with Valérie Berta Torales , a wonderful photographer a few years at the newspaper.

I am envious of her current itinerant life.

Fridman Torales, performing high above. Captured by his wifeValerie Berta Torales

She documents the travels of her young family and husband Fridman Torales Rio who works as a circus performer.

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