A few weeks ago I got an email from Jessica Riehl, who took my workshop at Maine Media two ¬†years ago. Jess’ vision for where she wanted to go in photography combined with a talented eye and instinctive street-smarts ensured she and I would hit it off wildly. She is exactly the kind of person I love to nudge along as they shape a career out of our growing genre of environmental photography. Jess is like a news-board of happenings in our field in a way I wish I could be…so not surprising when when she sent me news of the Blue Earth Alliance’s 2nd annual Collaborations for Cause in Portland, Oregon, in late April.