Helena Guest '88
A talented wildlife photographer, Helena’s first forays into photojournalism took place at Oldfields. A member of the Rarebit staff, she took pictures for the yearbook, and she spent her senior project working as an intern for a photographer in her hometown of Palm Beach, Florida. “Mrs. Wendy Rogers was my art teacher, and she encouraged me to explore all forms of art!”
Helena went on to study photojournalism at Loyola University in New Orleans. “I wanted to photograph animals. I have always had a passion for animals, and ever since my first trip to Africa in 1981, I have wanted to get involved in some way with wildlife conservation.”
What was once a passionate hobby eventually became her vocation in 2003. “I travel to Africa for a few months every year. I fell in love with the animals, the people, the land, and the culture.” Helena has become certified as a game ranger and is working to further the conservation of African wildlife.
Helena has exhibited her photographs in shows and sells both to individuals and through boutiques. She looks forward to expanding into magazines, writing her own articles to accompany her photographs.