During my time in Turkey this past summer I met person after person each with an incredible enthusiasm. Whether this enthusiasm was directed towards an international meeting focused on patients with cancer, whether this enthusiasm was immersed in the craft of photography or whether this same enthusiasm was directed towards the art of dance... it was the same level of enthusiasm, pure and genuine.
On June 2 of this year I had the privilege of spending an afternoon with a special group of individuals. After a studio session we found a space within the campus for an hour of photography. In the middle of the protests in their city these young people gave of themselves without hesitation. They came to the university despite the risks involved during this time period, and have to this day remained in contact with me. They are an affectionate group and have my sincerest respect.
The young woman above bears a most meaningful name, one that reflects her divine personality: light of life.