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Answering Adversity


Christopher Daniel, Team Seattle
Web site: www.christopherdanielphoto.com

Boma Cho has always had an answer to adversity. He came to the United States from Cameroon in the 1980’s. He grew up in the village of Santa with one brother and six sisters. A sponsorship had helped him get to Gonzaga University in Eastern Washington where he began studying film. There he found himself in an unfamiliar position. The culture was different. The people were different. And the winters were cold. There he got his first interaction with American culture, which he didn’t realize would really help shape his future.

After leaving Gonzaga, he decided to take his film and screenwriting studies to London. After earning a certificate in film he was back. This time he went to Los Angeles with a job already in line. That fell through. Soon after another one in Vancouver, B.C. fell through due to lack of funding and couldn’t get the projects he wanted to do up and running.

One day he happened to find himself in Seattle. He was driving a cab when he picked up his first guitar. Here in Seattle is where he learned a new life. Playing music, writing poetry, painting and eventually screen-printing. If he hadn’t come to Seattle he may not have learned all these things. He doesn’t have regrets of the things that didn’t turn out. This is just his path of life and Boma just keeps on living.

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