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Beacon intern brings a worldly perspective


Last updated 11/19/2018 at Noon

Abby Dente

Beacon Publishing welcomes Abigail Dente for a monthlong internship, where she is taking photos for the Beacon’s three newspapers, in Edmonds, Mukilteo and Mill Creek.

Dente, 20, is an American photography student at the University Auguste Renoir in Paris.

“It came to me as a big shock to get in; there are only 24 places available for the entire first year program,” she said. “I looked into it, and this program leads to jobs in editing, reporting, fashion, publicity and development,”

Both of her parents are from Seattle, but she has spent her whole life in France, so she’s bilingual and multicultural.

“My late grandfather gave me his camera after his death,” Dente said, “and though I had to trade it for another after it broke down, my camera has been my ever-present companion. I love to take pictures and capture the details and beauties of everyday life.”

Last year, Dente was able to intern in a few studios in Paris. The first was Atelier Mai 98, which specializes in culinary photography, and the second Astuce Productions, a commercial photography studio specifically for the automobile industry.

Dente also was able to learn from artist Barthelemy Togo in his workshop at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Dente has an associate degree in the Science and Technology of Design and Applied Arts from the Lycee Maximilien Vox.

After graduation, she studied Cultural Mediation and Applied Arts at the Sorbonne Nouvelle for a year before starting her current photography program.

“To work with Beacon Publishing is such an honor and a privilege. They are such a great team, and it is a true delight to be able to take photographs to illustrate the news.”


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