Super excited to post this departure from my normal here on this site – some assignment/documentary work. I was asked by the United South End Settlements organization to photograph their center on the South End/Roxbury border so that they could have some images for marketing use. This was a really cool assignment, because I was able to witness an amazing and influential non-profit organization at work. Here is the USES mission statement:
To build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston’s historic South End/Lower Roxbury and to serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement.
I was hired to photograph some of the workforce preparation classes as well as the senior tai chi class and interior space of the center. I think from these images you can see the sense of community and sincere dedication these students have. They truly were helping each other out in the classroom – these images are not posed.
Enjoy taking a look into this gem of a center that is helping Boston’s underprivileged and motivated.