2016 APA Something Personal Winning Entry

The story behind the photo. - George Mark Children’s House offers Life-affirming care and comfort for children and their families. It’s where the hospital meets home. One of the nice community events they do is hold a Prom where these families can come and participate. This photo is part of an ongoing series of portraits of children with severe disabilities being able to participate in traditional events that most other people are able to do.

“To the uninitiated may not understand the full meaning of these photographs, but the parents and children themselves understand that they live in a different world – a world with limits and physical boundaries, but not a world without love and compassion.” Here are just a few of the shots I captured that evening. I feel there is a nice collection of photos that should serve as a poignant reminder of the grace and beauty that is possessed in everybody.”