Thursday, July 5, 2012

At a memorial for former Seventh Street Junior School student Cody Fuse-Katayama, his mother Izumi Fuse, left, brother Ira Fuse-Katayama, and father Kenji Katayama prepare to release doves on the day he would have graduated with his Grade 5 classmates. The family donated goal posts for the soccer field the boy loved to play on. He died suddenly of a heart condition in 2010. (Mary Gaudet/Toronto Community News. June 26, 2012)

I don't do a lot of sad news, and this one last week was very touching. I interviewed a few of the kids for our reporter, including the little brother here. He said it was cool to hold a dove, but also kind of creepy since he could feel its bones.

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I'm a photojournalist based in Toronto, Canada. I started working in the summer of 2010, shooting for weekly newspapers, magazines, and the web, after a year at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. My background is in anthropology, and graduate studies took me to South America to look at social change and political empowerment. I try to bring together my anthropology and photography studies in my work, since at their best both are about looking closely to find revealing moments, so we can better understand one another's lives.