Smile, You Are On Okee Camera

By: ralphbarrera

Nov 12 2013

Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:35mm
ISO:3200
Shutter:1/59 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Every year the Austin American-Statesman selects several families or individuals for our Season For Caring campaign where as a staff we tell their stories and hardships in hopes of securing help both financial and physical. This is Okee Fee, the two-year old daughter of Uka and Naw Min, refugees from Burma, who have settled in Austin recently. The family of three live in a small apartment as Uka works while Naw cares for her child and is on the fast track to learning English to also get a job. Okee grabbed this small camera using it more as a toy as she mimics me documenting her family. For more on the Min Family and others please read the Statesman newspaper and Statesman.com on Dec. 1, 2013 for more photos, stories, videos and links to how you can help.

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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