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Street Photography In The Shadow Of Cancer: One Man's Way Of Coping

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James Gathright
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Folklorico dancers joyfully perform at a parade on Fulton Street

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James Gathright

James Gathright is a designer, writer and photographer living in Fresno, California. In 2016 he was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Since then, taking pictures has been an integral part of his therapy. It helps him cope with the disease and gets him out of the house. And as a result, he has produced a digital book of 100 photos. It’s called I Was Born in a Small Town: Street Photography in the Shadow of Cancer.

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A moment of sincere wonder at Arthop demonstrates the way candid street photography can capture someone at their most genuine.

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A small but pensive crowd as the morning train pulls into the Santa Fe Passenger Depot.

Alice Daniel was News Director for KVPR from 2019-2022. Daniel has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and more than 25 years of experience as a print and radio journalist.
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