Noah Rabinowitz March 16, 2009Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Ohio University, United States.
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Santiago Family, New Plymouth, Ohio 2008
Noah Rabinowitz is currently studying photojournalism, the history of cultural radicals and the framework linking gender and environmental development at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He has interned with The Denver Post, The White House Photo Office, The Concord Monitor and The Free Lance-Star. He has been recognized by College Photographer of the Year, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, The Southern Short Course, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Ohio News Photographer’s Association. Noah also contributed to a multimedia project that was recognized by Pictures of the Year International and Best of Photojournalism. Noah was awarded an internship with The White House Photo Office and an assignment from The New York Times for his work at the 2007 Eddie Adams Workshop.
About the Photograph:
“The Santiago family lives in the impoverished Appalachian region of Ohio, a few miles from my home, and many miles from any economic opportunity. I started documenting Grace and her family in 2007. In this image, Grace is melting copper wire that the children collected from an abandoned trailer. The family is supported fiscally by welfare and trash collection alone. With this collection of images centering around Grace Santiago, I hope to show the genuine love and support that exists within the family despite their dire circumstances. These images are an attempt to take “the other” out of rural poverty, by making their humanity my central focus. Grace, suffers from crohn’s disease, and also cares for seven of her grandchildren as well as her mother.”