As I’m taking time away from Instagram and social media, I figured I could go back to some old ways of sharing my work. I like the intentionality of a blog and the space it gives for sharing work.

September was an incredibly busy month. I definitely appreciate working and getting assignments, but I think I took on a lot more than I should have. Before freelance photography, I worked as an English teacher in South Korea, both privately as a tutor and also as a teacher in a classroom. The hustle changed, but has never gone away. I’m trying to find that sweet spot of working assignments and also creating the work that brings me life. I think this is a never ending search.

Here’s a round up of some assignments I did in September.

Mary Kief stands for a portrait while holding an old photo of her son, Benjamin
Mary Kief stands for a portrait while holding an old photo of her son, Benjamin
Mary Kief stands for a portrait she holds an old portrait of her son, Benjamin, on September 3, 2020. Benjamin died of an overdose in April. It was difficult for him to get access to any resources during the height of the pandemic. Hannah Yoon for the Wall Street Journal
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Joe Biden as he speaks with some supporters in Lancaster, PA on September 9, 2020. Hannah Yoon for the New York Times
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Andrew Karas, an MBA student at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, stands for a portrait in Philadelphia, PA. on Monday, September 14, 2020. Karas expressed he felt that he was ripped off for not getting any tuition back since classes are all virtual.
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Andrea Lerner, left, and her husband, Ira Lerner, sift through the mail of mail-in applications at the Voter Registration office in the Lehigh County Government Center in Allentown, PA., on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
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Cannabis buds sit in packages at Curaleaf, a cannibis dispensary, in Bellmawr, NJ., on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
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Republican candidate for Delaware U.S. Senate Lauren Witzke stands outside with her supporters at the Delaware Republican Party headquarters in Wilmington, DE., on Thursday, September 24, 2020.
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