Summer of 2006, July, Chicago, IL.
Falling in love with a whole new genre in photography and listening to Thatcher Cook in Maine made me go home to Chicago yearning for an output. So I searched and volunteered as a photographer for 2 NGOs working with refugees from Somalia, Russia and Africa. I took a ton of photos following them through their summer programs. In hindsight, this was a real turning point for me as an artist, I think.