Michael Santiago

Photographer
    
A Promise
Location: Brooklyn,NY
Nationality: Dominican
Biography: Michael Santiago (b. 1980) is a photojournalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Michael received his B.F.A. at San Francisco Art Institute and a Master's degree from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse... read on
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A Promise

3 years ago I moved to California to pursue my dream of graduating from college. At that time my father went into complete kidney failure and now required 3 days of dialysis. He was also battling prostate Cancer which he had been fighting for over 16 years. The Cancer last year metastasized to his lungs. He chose to forgo any kind of chemo therapy so that he would be able to spend the rest of his days with his family and grandchildren, the youngest one being born in October, without having to deal with side effects from treatment. These past 3 years being away from him has been tougher than I would have expected. The time that I have spent photographing him while on my breaks from school when I return home, have been a way for me to deal with the time spent apart.

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