branch out.

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I was part of a special group of students to attend a workshop with the Associated Press.  We all were given photography stories to work for two weeks, along with a AP photographer as a mentor.  I was assigned to cover the neonatal unit at the Atlantic City Regional Medical Center.  I’ll be honest with you and say that I had never been so scared to take a picture.  Why you ask?  Well, taking pictures in a hospital was new to me.  It didn’t help that I had to have the hospitals PR person follow me around and watch every picture I took.  It was just nerve-racking.  Plus the emotional impact of just looking at these delicate babies with tubes coming in and out of every part of their bodies.  I shot a few pictures here and there, but ended up with this picture being the signature moment of the story.

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~ by dseals on July 2, 2009.

2 Responses to “branch out.”

  1. i see you changed the format of the site. anyway, this picture speaks volumes. talk about “fighting for your life!” beautiful work Donnie.

  2. Thanks.

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