The world is a small place, and on Tuesday I felt that first-hand. I was asked by picture editor Becky Lebowitz at the New York Times to photograph a story at Bishop Miege High School - the same high school my boyfriend, Evan, graduated from in 2005. It felt strange knowing I was walking through the halls he grew up in, but I was doing it while working for a national news outlet. Funny how life is sometimes.
Anyways, the story was on Bol Bol - an 6'10" high school freshman, and the son of the late, great Manute Bol. He plays for the junior varsity basketball team at Miege. Not only is he tall (a head and shoulders above most all of the other players on the court, and me) but shy, smart and talented. It was cool to witness a young talent, knowing someday I could have the privilege of seeing him on an NBA starting roster.
You can read the great feature on the Times website by Corban Goble HERE.