i love the photography i get to do.
hours after landing from portugal, i jumped on a train, then a bus, then a commuter van, then walked through the rain to the rockaways in queens. one of the hardest hit areas from sandy.
there is no power, no heat & no water. and the optimists say it’ll be a month before any of it returns. ONE. MONTH. can you imagine?
i photographed the relief work organized by alison thompson. if you don’t know her, google her. you’ll be blown away. but to sum up, she’s the tireless, inspiring, bad-ass, modern day mother teresa with a cool aussie accent. she’s a full time volunteer running around the world from one disaster to the next. 9/11, asian tsunami, haitian earthquake, sandy. wherever she goes, people find relief. volunteers show up. donations show up. residents show up.
it was an amazing sight to behold. new yorkers helping new yorkers. something i got to witness through photography. and i can’t wait to share the possibilities of photography with the kids in haiti. they’re going to see just how beautiful their country is through the lens of a camera.
there’s still time to donate to buy a camera for the workshop. every little bit helps. if everyone donates just $10, that’s $2,000 right there! and if one of your friends also donates $10, that’s another $2,000. goal achieved! it’s that easy.