She is beautiful.
She is a young Haitian girl living in the Dominican Republic.
The public schools in the Domincan are supposed to allow her to attend. Instead they exclude her and many other Haitian children because they are often undocumented and sometimes orphans and/or homeless. As a result, this young girl and 26 other Haitian children ranging in ages from pre-schoolers through junior high schoolers are receiving their educations in a one-room shanty from a pair of Haitian pastors.
I was invited to visit the school and meet the children during my recent trip to the Dominican. It bothered me a great deal as this school is just 5 minutes away from well-appointed public and private schools in the heart of one of the Dominican’s largest cities.

She is beautiful.

She is a young Haitian girl living in the Dominican Republic.

The public schools in the Domincan are supposed to allow her to attend. Instead they exclude her and many other Haitian children because they are often undocumented and sometimes orphans and/or homeless. As a result, this young girl and 26 other Haitian children ranging in ages from pre-schoolers through junior high schoolers are receiving their educations in a one-room shanty from a pair of Haitian pastors.

I was invited to visit the school and meet the children during my recent trip to the Dominican. It bothered me a great deal as this school is just 5 minutes away from well-appointed public and private schools in the heart of one of the Dominican’s largest cities.

A tomb in the Panteon Nacional (National Mausoleum) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

A tomb in the Panteon Nacional (National Mausoleum) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Darth Stuffy
by GreaseMonkey Photo

Darth Stuffy

by GreaseMonkey Photo

The Blinding Light
by GreaseMonkey Photo
A concept-in-progress.

The Blinding Light

by GreaseMonkey Photo

A concept-in-progress.

With all of the snow outside today, Miso has decided to hole up inside and re-visit the classics.

With all of the snow outside today, Miso has decided to hole up inside and re-visit the classics.

Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith
By GreaseMonkey Photo

Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith

By GreaseMonkey Photo

Hello Mia!
My wife, Maria (Mia for short).

Hello Mia!

My wife, Maria (Mia for short).

My wife, Mia, on a slide.

My wife, Mia, on a slide.

My first photo of 2012. My wife, Maria.

My first photo of 2012. My wife, Maria.

My sister-in-law, Mrs. Miranda “Mandy” Evarts, wife to my wife’s brother Ryan and mother to three boys - David, Ryan Jr., and Benjamin.
Photographed during a short, impromptu, informal session in my studio.
©2011 GreaseMonkey Photo. CC BY-NC-ND.

My sister-in-law, Mrs. Miranda “Mandy” Evarts, wife to my wife’s brother Ryan and mother to three boys - David, Ryan Jr., and Benjamin.

Photographed during a short, impromptu, informal session in my studio.

©2011 GreaseMonkey Photo. CC BY-NC-ND.

I’m a photographer.
There’s this little town called Niangua. It’s in Missouri.
There’s this auction house. It’s called Asher’s.
Asher’s set up a Christmas Shop so that all the kids in Niangua could buy Christmas presents for their loved ones. Lots of neat stuff was sold and nothing cost more than a quarter. Over 100 kids bought gifts for their families.
Santa Claus was also at the shop.
All the kids got to visit Santa after they shopped and they got to tell him all about their Christmas wishes and give him a great big hug.
There was a little girl named Tori.
Tori was very sick. She was so sick that she almost didn’t make it to the Christmas Shop. This had made Tori very sad as her sickness caused her to miss the little Niangua Christmas parade earlier that same day.
But, Tori was determined to get her family some gifts and to meet Santa Claus and tell him her most special wish (to receive a Christmas Barbie for Christmas this year). Tori mustered up all of her strength and her parents got her to the shop where she bought them gifts and she met with Santa and gave him a great big hug (causing old Santa to shed more than a few tears).
I’m a photographer.
I got to tell the story.

I’m a photographer.

There’s this little town called Niangua. It’s in Missouri.

There’s this auction house. It’s called Asher’s.

Asher’s set up a Christmas Shop so that all the kids in Niangua could buy Christmas presents for their loved ones. Lots of neat stuff was sold and nothing cost more than a quarter. Over 100 kids bought gifts for their families.

Santa Claus was also at the shop.

All the kids got to visit Santa after they shopped and they got to tell him all about their Christmas wishes and give him a great big hug.

There was a little girl named Tori.

Tori was very sick. She was so sick that she almost didn’t make it to the Christmas Shop. This had made Tori very sad as her sickness caused her to miss the little Niangua Christmas parade earlier that same day.

But, Tori was determined to get her family some gifts and to meet Santa Claus and tell him her most special wish (to receive a Christmas Barbie for Christmas this year). Tori mustered up all of her strength and her parents got her to the shop where she bought them gifts and she met with Santa and gave him a great big hug (causing old Santa to shed more than a few tears).

I’m a photographer.

I got to tell the story.