Volunteers in Service to America: a Personal Journey

Chapter 1. The Volunteers

In this site we will show images taken between 1968 and 1969 of the V.I.S.T.A. Volunteers in my group that were headquartered out of Broward County Florida. Joining VISTA, I came from Florida State University with the talent of a photo-journalist and used those skills while in VISTA.

Fran, Pat Russoniello (I believe that he was from New Jersey) and Steve Ciano (Steve was from Brooklyn)

In 2009 there will be a retrospective of the photography of Federico Santi while in V.I.S.T.A. The exhibition will take place at the Newport Art Museum, 100 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. The date is to be announced and will be notated on this web site.

{If you are a V.I.S.T.A. Alumni, you are encouraged to visit the VISTA campus site listed below-click on it !}

Opening pages for VISTA Volunteers Images

Go on to V.I.S.T.A. Volunteers at work

There are several chapters to follow this web page, each chronographs, through photographs by Federico Santi, the lives and times of this particular V.I.S.T.A. Volunteer group. Please feel free to email if you wish to make corrections, add comments or help with this photo history.

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Web site for Photographer Federico Santi

This collection of photographs is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840. If you have an interest in using a specific photograph or wish to discuss publishing in either book or exhibition form please call Federico Santi at 401-261-3980. All images copyright by F. Santi and copying or used without the express permission of the photographer is forbidden.

VISTA: A time for beginning and a time for change.


The following is a list of names from an address book that I used while in V.I.S.T.A. in Broward County Florida in 1969-70: Dana Brownstein, Mark Buckbinder, Steve Ciano, Agnes Donegan, Ginny Doying, Frances Eaton, Steve Fulton, Steve Garcia, Jane Hoyme, Dave Henderson, Terry Jacobs, Rudi Juarez, Jim Kennedy, Kathy Kramer, Rob Kambak, Margo Karlek-Hildreth, Louise Lyman, Gary Maske, Paul McDonough, William Murphy, Gerald Neyman, John Riccio, Pat Russoniello, George Segal, Helen Souza, Beverly Wolfram. These people were either part of my group or I was involved with them through V.I.S.T.A. in some way.

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