As photographers and videographers, we have the power to use our cameras to change people's lives for the better. In this video, see how photographer Jordan Matter gives back to the community and captures incredible images of a dancer who struggled with cancer.
World renowned dance photographer Jordan Matter started a series of portraits called The "Unstoppable" series. In this body of work, he aims to showcase people who were struggling through cancer or bullying, but were persistent and determined to keep their dreams of dancing alive. In this video, Matter shares the inspiring story of Aliyah Petrone. He met her during her fourth round of chemo therapy and promised to photograph her when she recovered. The results are truly inspiring and beautiful to look at, displaying hope and determination.
This story truly hit home for me. Watching this video made me realize the power of photography and inspired me to go out and give back to my community. It inspired me to give people who need a stronger voice one through my work. It was a truly humbling experience. So, the next time you see someone who inspires you, take a few minutes out of your day and take their portrait and share their story with the world. An act that seems so mundane to us can in fact change that person's life forever.