I take many photos during the day and try to sort through them all in the evening – deleting the bad ones, flagging the good ones. I’m going to try to post a favorite from each day that I take photos. The beauty of photography is that it captures a real moment – a real person. Those moments and people have real stories to tell and hopefully the photograph helps communicate the story to you the viewer. With that in mind I’ll try to give a bit of background behind each image and explain why I picked it.
One of the most overwhelming things at the hospital is the amount of people and the amount of time they spend waiting. Waiting to register. Waiting to be admitted by the medical staff. Waiting to be examined by a doctor. Waiting to pay for their prescription. Waiting to pick up their medicine. This photo was taken at about 6pm of a Muslim man waiting just outside the door of Heidi’s examining office. He was next in line and patiently stood there with his head bowed until his name was called.
This was my favorite of the day because you can see in his face just how tired he is from the wait. The negative space to the right behind him captures all that time that has been lost as he sat around all day waiting for this moment that is just around the corner.