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Alex Boerner February 26, 2010

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.

Wedding reception. Orlando, Florida 2004

Alex Boerner (b. 1976, USA) is currently a staff photographer with the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers located on the southeast coast of Florida. He previously worked at The N’West Iowa REVIEW after graduating with a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. He shoots daily and long-term assignments for the newspaper, personal projects and freelance assignments. His work has also been published in The FADER, The New York Times, The St. Petersburg Times, and the London Times.  Alex recently returned from an assignment covering the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

About the Photograph:

“Gabriel Hubbard is the first child of Rob and Diane Hubbard, a young couple I photographed in 2002 as part of a long-term story. Diane was four months pregnant with their second child when she developed invasive Ductal Carcinoma, a form of breast cancer. She followed through with the pregnancy despite recommendations from several doctors to terminate, and gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Charisma. Sadly, Diane was a victim of her treatment. After going into remission for breast cancer she succumbed to bone cancer resulting from radiation therapy at the age of 29. After a period of a little over two years following Diane’s passing, Rob got re-married to his high-school sweetheart. This is a photo of Gabriel at the reception for his father’s second marriage.”

Editors Note: The photo above is from Alex’s story “Gift of God’s Grace” featured on his website.

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