Photo in the News

Photo shoots capture experiences of families of terminally ill children<–Link

ABC News


Photographer Katie Cartwright


This article was about the story of a family with a terminally ill family member VeronicaCummings, 10, she was born with a genetic condition called Trisomy 13. It talks about how parents of terminally ill children, don’t usually have a professional photographer take photographs of the family because they aren’t typically at the top of the priority list. But the Tiny Sparrow Foundation, which is an organization that matches professional photographers with these families free of charge, took these photographs for the family to remember her by and to have a fun and exciting photoshoot.  ABC News traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to document a Tiny Sparrow photo shoot with the Cummings family.

These images helped with this article because they showed the emotions of the family whether it be sad or exciting. It also showed how this illness affected Veronica as well as the rest of the family. This photoshoot made more of an impact to the story given in the article being able to see how this illness was and who the people actually were in the photograph. Without the images, the people were just names on a page, now the readers are able to put faces to names.

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