Enshrinement festivities at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Featuring Charles Barkley, Walt Bellamy, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Chris Mullen, C. M Newton, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and John Stockton
All images shot on a cellphone
All images shot on 35mm film
These images were photographed at five hospitals across the US for America's Essential Hospitals.
The images include the first HIV/AIDS clinic in the US, a NICU full of miracle babies, and an amazing young man who was just learning to walk again after being hit by a train the previous year.
These hospitals are full of exceptional individuals who were saving one another through medicine, love, and laughter.
Wood products created by Repast Supply Co.
A yoga event to fundraise for The Promethean Project, a nonprofit wellness center in Western Massachusetts
Designed by Nina Alexander
Chester Davis Judkins Jr. was a recovery worker at Ground Zero. As a maintenance and equipment manager, he battled the poor air quality that quickly clogged equipment engines the week following 9/11. He returned to Ground Zero several times, until he began to experience difficulty breathing. The air around him not only harmed the machinery he worked with, but also harmed his body. He had congestive heart failure at 48 years old.
He was my father. I slowly watched his body deteriorate. This came to a head in 2007 when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a systemic cancer linked to exposure of toxic fumes in jet fuel. From that moment on, my lens focused on him.
Photographing my father was cathartic. I captured the progression of his illness, his daily confrontation with life and death, and the evolving complexity of his relationships. It allowed me to process and be present in his world.
My father passed away in 2013. These images are representative of not only him, but all 9/11 recovery workers and their families who have struggled and continue to struggle with illness. I now gravitate toward recording images that document struggle, recovery, and the ability to prevail.