public school in washington, d.c.
this project is the compilation of multiple trips to d.c. for two different purposes: the first was to interview and photograph teachers who were being honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award. during three different years i traveled as a one-woman crew and interviewed teachers in their classrooms, then filmed and photographed them with their students, in their element. i was blown away by their passion, compassion, ingenuity, wisdom and experience.
the second purpose was to create a media library of 1000 images shot in a range of different schools, from preschool to high school, for the public school system to use in their print and web marketing. that project was completed in 2014 when my son was just 6 months old. i traveled with him to d.c. where we stayed with my former boss and my mom traveled down from n.j. to watch my son. she drove me and him all over town so i could breastfeed him in between shoots. i’m grateful for that experience and for everyone who supported me through it.