As a photographer, certain events move me and I feel a need to photograph them. The death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL is one of those events so I spent the afternoon outside Trayvon’s school, the Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High School in Miami (technically it’s located in Ives Estates, FL) which is about 19 miles from my home.
I was fortunate enough to meet one of Trayvon’s 11th grade classmates, Alejandro Guerra, who agreed to talk with me and let me photograph him (he’s the one wearing the hoodie). Alejandro explained that Trayvon and he were both in English 3 class with Ms. Kypriss during second period and that his passing had been extremely emotional on the class. Alejandro said that Trayvon, “did his class work, never acted up, was usually pretty silent and had fun with his friends.” Today, the school held a tree planting ceremony on the grounds as a memorial to Trayvon and most of the students are wearing “hoodies” to honor him.
In reading about Trayvon today, I learned in the Huffington Post that there is a fundraising effort led by his parents entitled Justice for Trayvon Martin with the proceeds going to “the family to cover the advocacy and other costs associated with the pursuit of justice on behalf of their son.” As a photographer, I try to donate my time to various causes and this one interests me so I’ve agreed to donate the profits from the sale of the photograph shown above to this cause i.e. 100% of the profits from the sale of these photos here on my website will be donated to the Justice for Trayvon Martin fundraiser.
Purchase the photograph shown above: Each photograph is 8″x10″ and is archival-quality meaning that it has been independently rated to last for 100+ years. The total cost for each 8″x10″ with shipping is $20 and 100% of the profits will be donated (about $12/print). Once you fill out this form, the lab will print and mail your photo within 24 hours.