About a year ago I went to Amarillo, Texas for the Washington Post to meet this young couple. Quincy & Staja had lost their 5 year old, Tagan, to Covid a few months prior, and the US was just reaching 500,000 deaths due to the virus. The parents were still so raw from the loss but dedicated to commemorating Tagan through this article. We've been in touch a few times since last year--Quincy likes to make poems from landscape photos, which I send him from New Mexico sometimes, and Staja just likes to hear that someone is remembering her daughter. I still think about them and am so grateful to have had the chance to make these photos with them.
Thanks to Visura and Laura Oliverio for highlighting this story in their feature of 36 freelancers worldwide. I'm in such good company @donnaferrato @mhammed_kilito @josealvarado @gray_sanmartin - you can see their great work in the Visura article.Highlighting 36 Freelance Visual Storytellers Worldwide Coming Into 2022 by Curated by Laura Oliverio For The Visura Blog
Visura is delighted to welcome the new year by highlighting 36 visual storytellers and journalists from 16 countries. Curated by Visura Mentee Laura Oliverio —this feature aims to inspire as well as inform audiences through unique,...