Rebekah Bowman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1962. After completing a BA
in German/German Literature at the University of Salzburg (1982 - 1986), she managed
The Kreisler String Orchestra (UK) and the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
(Germany) chamber orchestras. Bowman taught ESL at Benito Juarez University, in
Oaxaca, Mexico (1991 - 1993) before settling in Edinburgh, Scotland and studying
Photography, Film and Television at Napier University (1995 - 1997). Photographic
assignments have included work for design and ad agencies, film stills (in the UK) and
annual reports for NGOs (in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique).
Her love of travel and interest in stories that explore and celebrate cultural diversity
inspire her personal work; topics have included women and children's healthcare in
Kenya, the urbanization of the Masai, and Bhutan's policy of Gross National Happiness,
Cuban Ballet, and Cuban Primary Healthcare.