Wild Life

Paige Biviano in Africa
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The following photo essay was captured through the lens of Paige Biviano ’17, an alumna of two Morrisville State College programs—journalism and communication for online media and wood products technology – finish carpentry.

Through a GoFundMe page, photograph sales, private Taekwondo lessons and cutting boards, Biviano fundraised her way to the Oceans Campus Wildlife and Travel Photography program, based in Mossel Bay, South Africa, from May 30 through July 2.

The program allowed Biviano to explore the wildlife of Africa during expeditions throughout the country with expert tour guides, in addition to receiving tutoring in photographic techniques and how to develop a successful photography career.


“I didn’t believe those who said this place would steal my heart, but when
I boarded the plane to come home, every part of me wanted to stay there
forever. I miss waking up every morning and not knowing what the day
would bring. One day I was trapped in a restaurant by wildfires, and the
next day I was sandboarding down sand dunes by the ocean.”


Biviano is now a photographer for Cape Cod LIFE magazine in Mashpee, Mass. To see more of Biviano’s freelance photography work, visit: