One of my favorite parts of photojournalism is getting a glimpse into people’s lives at their most exciting moments. This assignment was no exception. Shooting for the New Jersey Star-Ledger, I spent the day with Nick Culbertson and his family as he graduated from Harvard, the culmination of a long-road started when the paper wrote a story about two children and their grandmother living in a motel in Dunellen, New Jersey. The community came to the family’s aid and through the dedication of Nick, his sister, his grandmother, and a handful of people, both children graduated from college.
You can read the story here: On graduation day, grandmother’s toil pays off.
And here you can see how the story appeared in print.