Portrait: Luis Borrero

Challenging Perception: Luis Borrero

As an Albright digital communications senior, Luis Borrero used his impressive design and photography skills to help people relate to Reading, Pa., through a joint book project between Albright student-designers and Penn State Berks student-writers. The book, “We Are Reading: Dancing in the City,” was published over the summer.
“’We Are Reading’ is about these incredible dancers in the city and their stories,” explains Borrero, who worked with Albright classmates, Reading dancers and Heidi Mau, Ph.D., assistant director of  communications, to bring the book to life. “I learned a lot from not only the experience of making a book but also the dancers themselves.”
Working with his classmates, the dancers and students from another college was both stressful and fun for Borrero, who spoke about the value of taking calculated risks.
“It’s like taking care of a child,” he describes. You can learn so much just by listening to people and experimenting. I learned a lot about compromise and teamwork, design, editing and accomplishment. It’s hard, but you can’t let apprehension and fear of embarrassment hold you back.”
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