1991 — student runner-up
I am currently working on a picture story that documents a woman who has devoted her life to helping the homeless people of Rochester. Due to my belief that a photographer must be responsible for the images he creates, I have used my photographs to make people aware of the dedication she has for others. These photographs were also instrumental in motivating people to help organize a drive. The images, in conjunction with this help, led to considerable donations of canned food, clothing and money.
In this photo essay, I would like to show a single woman’s impact on the lives of so many unfortunate people. To accomplish this, I will continue to photograph her feeding ad caring for these people in her home and in the homeless shelters she has founded. In addition, I would like to show the significance of the church and the strength it gives her to carry out her mission. Through documenting this mission I will further my ideas of photography promoting awareness, understanding and activism.