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February 15, 2009



This photo was taken by Carmine Galasso, a senior photographer at New Jersey’s “The Record,” for the teen homelessness project, Do1Thing.The reference to Madonna and Child is unavoidable, although this mother, in a stark hallway and wearing a black-and-white message we cannot see, looks up to heaven through grate-covered windows.

Keep an eye on the Do1Thing blog as photojournalists begin posting their work from Saturday.

I also recommend this interactive slideshow at Alternet (adapted from Carmine’s recent bookCrosses: Portraits of Clergy Abuse.“)

(image: ┬ęCarmine Galasso via Do1Thing)

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