The UMass Plastic Surgery Volunteer Team traveled from Boston, MA to Salinas, Ecuador to help those who do not have access to proper medical care.
The medical team was made up of 16 people including volunteers from Brigham and Women’s and St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals with support from Draeger Medical Company and CHANGE of Shrewsbury, MA. In only 5 days the team preformed 61 different surgeries. Many of the patients were children and majority of afflictions were cleft palates, extra toes, skin constrictions (amniotic bands) and webbed fingers and toes.
I had the privilege to, not only photograph these families as subjects, but to get to know them as people. I want to thank all of the families that granted me access to such a critical time in their lives.
I am a Boston, Massachusetts based documentary photographer and photojournalist specializing in photography of people, their environments and social issues for NGO (Non-governmental Organizations) and humanitarian photography needs. My goal is to tell the untold stories using a camera. Feel free to contact me anytime with further questions regarding NGO photography or to schedule an appointment to discuss the details of your humanitarian project. Thank you so much for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!