Teenager Holding a Toddler

Earlier this week Tierra Labrada asked me for a print of this picture which I took in Newburgh, NY in about 2001. The photograph appears in my book Newburgh Portrait of a City. Tierra was about 15 years-old, when I took it. The baby she is holding is her godson, Yahinese, whom she frequently looked after while he was growing up. His mother and Tierra were very close school friends in Newburgh.

Tierra is now Senior Policy Analyst at Supportive Housing Network of New York.