‘Daughters and Mothers’ explores the emerging differences in the lives of indigenous Mayan young women and their mothers due to the teenagers’ education. In a region of Guatemala where less than a third of the rural indigenous women are literate, this group of young women will be the first in their families to graduate high school.
Twenty-three nuns live a cloistered life behind the walls of Santa Catalina Monastery in the heart of Arequipa, Peru. While the oldest active nun, Sister Consuelo de Jesus, has been a member of the cloister for 61 years and the youngest novice, Sister Heidi Marjorie, has lived with the order for a mere three months, both women have devoted their lives to God through service and prayer.
Designer Sunhee Hwang won 2012′s Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award for womenswear. I followed her through the hours leading up to her Fall 2012 runway show at New York Fashion Week for The Wall Street Journal.
When I moved to New York, I was instantly intrigued by subway musicians — people don’t just burst into song in a crowded place in North Carolina. But I was struck not only by their bravery for spontaneous performance, but also by how easily they are ignored by commuters.
As the photographer for She’s the First, a not-for-profit that raises awareness about girls education and encourages young people to creatively fundraise to sponsor a girl in the developing world, I recently had the opportunity to visit one of our partner organizations in Guatemala. Starfish One by One works with indigenous Mayan girls in middle …