With a number of close photographer friends I have a real respect for their ability to tell engaging stories with their work. While on TED not long ago, I came across this beautiful story told by photographer Rick Smolan, of an Amerasian girl he photographed, and her resulting journey to a better life.
We all have those moments when we can choose to lend our efforts and resources to improve someone else’s situation. He moved from being simply an observer to trying to make a difference. What I love about this story is that their encounter not only changed her life, but you can tell how much it also affected him.