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20 Faces

Today, Friday March 13, 2009 is a very special day for me. 20 8 year old children will for the very first time show their photographic essays to the community at Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center. 20 kids who I had never known, or who had never known me. But over the past four weeks, I have come to know each of these kids, by name, by face and by voice. As they show their work today, stories about their families and friends, I will be both proud and humbled. They have given me more than I could ever describe. I started out to teach them, yet in their infinite wisdom through their actions have taught me something I never knew about myself.

20 faces can do that to anyone, even me.

4 thoughts on “20 Faces”

  1. Hey Mark,

    I see that things are going well indeed and I’m really happy you are having what appears to be such a great time with this very worthwhile project.

    I gotta say though, I miss your involvement with 1X and certainly, I miss your pics!

    Best regards,


    • Hey Kevin, thanks. Being a full time commercial photographer is very different than what I did for a hobby. Having said that so many of the skills I learned participating in different forums was both fun and educational. Although I have much less time for personal work I am having an exhibit of my personal stuff from May 18 2014 through July 2014 at the Peninsula Museum of Art. It’s titled “31 Hands, 16 Artists” and if you’re in the Bay Area during that time I’d love for you to view the work.

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