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Ross Taylor November 20, 2009

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.

Dressed up as Cinderella for Halloween, 2008

Ross Taylor (b.1971, USA) is a recently hired staff photographer for The Virginian-Pilot. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and was last employed at the Hartford Courant newspaper. Taylor was named the 2007 Region one (New England) Photographer of the Year and is a two-time Photographer of the Year (North Carolina) whose work has appeared on the cover of the National Press Photographers “Best of Photojournalism” magazine. He has won numerous international, national and regional awards as well as one of the Associated Press Photo’s of the Century awards.

About the Photograph:

“This picture of four year old Lindsey Reelick dressed as Cinderella was taken at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. It was Halloween. She and other children in the hospital were recipients of the “Reverse Trick or Treating” where staff  members came by and delivered goodies to the children. I was supposed to follow them but felt too rushed  and wasn’t making any pictures more than what was expected. After I saw this girl I asked her mom if I could just spend time with them, maybe half an hour or so. It gave me the opportunity to work in a more relaxed, natural manner, and ultimately this moment happened.”

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1. Allison - November 22, 2009

Wow. This gets me. Right in the gut.

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