Each year, we at Barbara Banks Photography are honored to embark on shooting LifeLink Foundation’s annual report. LifeLink is “a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of life-saving and life-enhancing organs and tissue for transplantation therapy.” What is most rewarding are the individuals and families whose stories of endurance, life, and sometimes, death, touch us to the core. Each photo is an experience – an unforgettable one, because of those stories. Whether it is a family who has experienced a deep loss or an individual who has been given a second chance at life – every person has a story. We are fortunate and grateful to be granted access into the very personal pages of these stories to share a glimpse and to try to convey each in a single photograph. While we’re not able to show the images in full now, we want to share little snips AND the appreciation we feel at this juncture in the project.
Recently, we made a trip to Puerto Rico to capture some of the images. Our crew included our always cheerful LifeLink rep, Maressa (“don’t worry…”), creative director Sheila Sons (SheDesignsinc.com), production assistant Kayla Harnish, bilingual and entertaining driver Francisco, and photographer, Barbara Banks. The beaches were hot and oh-so-beautiful, the lizards green, water azure, coconuts afloat, and our Spanish was no better than last year (that’s not saying much!), but with the help of our Puerto Rico hosts, guides (and entertainers! …we laugh a lot…), Francisco and Maressa, we found and enjoyed great locations and wonderful people. PS: Nothing compares to the hospitality in Puerto Rico!!! Thank you to all of you!
To learn more about LifeLink, visit www.lifelinkfound.org