The Missouri Photo Workshop was an incredible experience. The one take away that I got from this workshop is that there is no one way to organize images in a photo story. I noticed showing editors my selection that they had re-arranged the images differently every time. There are different ways that we can bring a viewer into our subjects life. We can recreate a certain reaction or an emotion depending on the order of the images. As long as we keep to our subject’s narrative, images can play different roles in a photo story.
The workshop brought me back to the basic, made me reanalyze my approach to visual storytelling, and reiterated the idea that sometimes the best way to find stories is to hop on a bike and go for a ride in neighborhood.
Parenting with Anxiety
Steve and Kat Reed are raising five children in the Perryville Mobile Home Park. Despite his recent diagnosis of bipolar and anxiety disorder, he holds down the fort while she goes to work. When in public, he experiences panic attacks and stress which led to the loss of his job. He’s more comfortable watching over the continuous cycle of chaos within himself and his family.