I returned from the Momenta Workshop Project South Africa last week, and thank you to all for the warm welcome home. It was an amazing experience, both from a professional standpoint and as a human being. The organization I shot for, The Homestead: Projects for Street Children, gave me full access to their centers and operations and turned me loose to do my work. I cannot thank them enough for this opportunity since it allowed me to truly see into the lives of the boys this organization is trying to help. Those boys eventually gave me their trust, allowing me to photograph them from when they woke up in the morning until settling down to bed late at night. Eventually they just seemed to accept me and forget that I was there, which is the ideal situation for every photojournalist.
I’ve finally had a chance to put together a rough gallery of my work from this project to share with you. Let these images serve as a general survey of a day in the life of this organization. More succinct stories are to follow.
Thanks again to all of you who helped make this possible. The Homestead was very appreciative to receive my time and photography to further their cause.