The latest podcast is up! Meet Abdul Kircher. Super talented underground photographer Abdul Kircher stops by shortly after his 18th birthday. Abdul shares his experience of shooting between NYC and Berlin, working with the overlooked people in our society including the homeless, elderly, disabled, prostitutes, transvestites, drug dealers, and more. Prepare yourself for a special spirit with a huge heart! Check it out on my site, on iTunes, or right here!
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
I’ve known Crazy Dave (some of you may know him as Noah) for a couple of years but never exchanged many words with him. Over the weekend, I ran into him and his brother Smoke, who just got out of jail a few weeks ago. Crazy Dave and Smoke are currently homeless and are waiting to get placed in a home for the winter. Meanwhile, Smoke is fighting for visitation rights for his 1 year old. Lonely and painful nights away from his son feeds into his alcoholism. It may seem like Smoke doesn’t deserve to see his son but when you’re on the streets day and night there isn’t much to do but smoke weed and drink your pain away. Dave’s presence keeps Smoke sane and hopeful; if it wasn’t for their brotherhood they would both be lost.