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why I did it. The project is about telling your story with a limited palette – language, both verbal and written – body language – photographs. It is about the discomfort and frustration of using every tool you have and still not being understood.I have searched for the common tie between this work and my other photographs – the unrecognizable and anonymous people in my east coast and city images, the mystery of the “other side” in my booths and fences and the other work, finished and in-progress. The great pho- tography teacher, Freeman Patterson once said, “We all photograph our childhood.” My memories of growing up were of the awkward, misunderstood, fat kid. In the end, in spite of our different abilities, Isaac’s challenge to be heard is mine as well.Chuck Mintz August 2009

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