I worked on a series about poverty in Alabama’s Black Belt several years ago. I ran across this church in Gee’s Bend, Alabama and was allowed to attend a Sunday morning service. The service was held in a very old school house. Eventually, a new church was built for the congregation.
In 2005, I visited Lusaka, Zambia for a series of stories on HIV/AIDS and the presence UAB has there. These are a few of the images from that life changing event. Over the course of 17 days, at least one person photographed in the first few days died of the disease. Back then, as many as sixty people were dying daily there from HIV/AIDS. Thankfully that number has been cut in half.