Ryan Kellman

Two days ago I drove my good friend Ryan Kellman to the San Francisco airport. Ryan is heading to Tirana, Albania on a Fulbright scholarship. He will be living there for ten to twelve months all the while photographing the city and his experiences. And I imagine that there will be some interesting times, according to the BBC:

Currently, the city suffers from the problems of overpopulation, such as waste management, lack of running water and electricity as well as extremely high levels of pollution from the 300,000 cars moving around the city. The problem is exacerbated by an aging infrastructure. Despite the problems, Tirana has also experienced a very rapid growth in the construction of new buildings, especially in the suburbs, where many of the new neighbourhoods do not yet have street names.

Congrats and Good Luck Ryan!