Photo bu Columbia Hilen

Photo by Columbia Hilen

The Board of Directors welcome new member Columbia Hilen of Brinlack Ireland. Before entering the photojournalism sector, she worked in the non-profit sector, including working with womens’ groups in Washington DC and with NICVA in Belfast, northern Ireland, as well as on projects on behalf of the United Nations Development Program, UNICEF, the British Council and the Know-How Fund.

Columbia has also co-owned a business media group for fifteen years in Eastern Europe, including a weekly newspaper, a daily service and a series of guides for the business sector. For the last five years she has focused on one of her  old passions, travel photography and has worked for magazines such as

The Board suggests you view examples of  Columbia’s photography  via The Raphael Hotel: Just Steps from Kansas City’s Best Attractions.