In October, I launched the website for my latest photojournalism endeavor, Project Hands. Many of the stories come from guests of the Rescue Mission, a comprehensive homeless shelter in Roanoke. Check it out at StoriesWeHold.com. On May 15, the Rescue Mission is hosting an exhibit at 2nd Helpings Gallery for this project.
I'd be lying if I said this exhibit is coming together by my handiwork alone. In fact, it'd be a disaster if it were. Yesterday, I used the staple gun backwards, and I slid halfway across the room trying to help my boss push a frame together. Today, it took me three tries to drill a screw. Last month, I mapped out the show in laughable proportions.
Luckily, though, I have some talented (and strong) co-workers who are helping me every step of the way. Behind most of the work is my boss Randy, who's quickly becoming a canvas-wrapping pro. With some guidance from our graphics manager Susan, Randy has learned this process from scratch, and I couldn't be more grateful. (Shoutout to Geoff, Rory and Brian, too!)
So if I've learned anything from watching this show come together, it's this: First, I should stick to taking photos, rather than assembling them. Second, I work with a group of the best co-workers.