Sunday, May 25, 2014

Homeless Wedding

Over the past year, I worked on my Plan II Honors undergraduate thesis and explored the historic correlation between documentary photography and homelessness since the 1890's. I studied the work of several photographers--Jacob Riis, Dorothea Lange, Paul Fusco, Bruce Gilden--and the impact that their photographs had on public perception of homelessness. This research influenced my own approach to photographing homelessness in Austin. An extensive blog post detailing more of my thesis experience is on the way, but first I want to share a photo story about my friends.

One day, Ray Ray and Joyce shared news that they were getting married.
The following semester, I photographed their wedding.

It is a gift...that a thesis and interactions with strangers could lead to a beautiful moment such as this. It is Jesus. Please enjoy the following photos, and please check out the wedding video by Barrett, located here.
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