Sarah Catherine Craig

Documentary Photographer & Radio Journalist
 
Coming To Die
Location: California + Montana
Nationality: USA
Biography: Sarah Craig is a documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller based in Oakland, CA. A native of Bozeman, MT, she left the mountainous West to attend Vassar College on the East Coast, where she completed a B.A. in Geography. She attended... MORE
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Coming To Die
Copyright Sarah Catherine Craig 2022
Date of Work Apr 2017 - Jul 2017
Updated Dec 2019
Location Oklahoma
Topics Activism, Cancer, Children, Discrimination, Documentary, Dying/Death, Editorial, Environment, Epidemics, Faith, Family, Historical, Human Rights, Illness, Immigration, Migration, Minority, Obesity, Photography, Poverty, Violence, Weapons, Youth

Between 1946 and '58, the United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands, an archipelago of coral atolls in the South Pacific. Many people were displaced by the weapons tests. Babies were born looking "like jellyfish." Cancer rates went up.

Today, as many as a third of all Marshallese live in the US"nearly 3,000 of them in the small city of Enid, Oklahoma. One of them is Terry Mote. Mote is a relentless jokester and an excellent cook. His community is in trouble, and he's working overtime trying to get people to notice. Read the story at Narrative.ly. Written by Zoe Carpenter. Photos by Sarah Craig. 


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