The Gathering Place / by Todd Johnson

The Gathering Place offers free services addressing the needs of individuals and families dealing with the impact of cancer on their lives. DPI was contacted by Nesnadny + Schwartz, to create portraits of some people and families that had been helped by the organization.

As we talked to the subjects, on the first day of shooting, we realized they had some very powerful stories to tell. Stories that need to be heard. It was decided at that point that we needed to capture video of these people as well. The experience was powerful and humbling.