"I returned to the studio with new skills and renewed excitement for photography. I want to thank the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment for the possibility to create, explore, and experience these."
Ginny studied historical photographic processes with Christopher James, author of the definitive text on historical and alternative photographic methods from 1835 to the present. She spent a week in Rockport, Maine at the Maine Media Workshops studying alternative photo processing techniques. Ginny said of her experience, "it was the most engaging and informational workshop that I have ever attended." Upon her return to Indianapolis, she offered workshops on cyanotype and albumen processes. As president of the INvision: Alliance of Photographic Artists, she organized presentations at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center on a variety of photographic topics.
Ginny's fellowship also included a trip to Hungary to research family records and explore the land where her father grew up. "Traveling to Vacs, Hungary where my grandfather was born, slowly exploring its quiet streets, and spreading the ashes of my father in the Danube River were quite healing. Sitting on the bank of the river, listening to my father's favorite jazz musician, and remember the man who inspired me to work hard for my dreams seemed the natural thing to do all of the thousands of miles away from home."