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LIFE IN FOCUS

Š June Korea • wwwjunekoreaphoto.com

LAST YEAR a tsunami piled through Japan, destroying homes, businesses, and beach fronts. Since then, a woman named Nancy Shortt in Long Beach, California, has walked the beach by her home daily, picking up and sorting debris that made the transoceanic trip from Japan to the US. Her work is endless, but it is her choice, and nobody has asked her to do it. Every day, Nancy Shortt is reminded of a place very far away from her home. In late October of this year, the Eastern seaboard was pummeled by Hurricane Sandy, destroying our own homes, businesses, and beach fronts. The repair efforts are ceaseless, but many are still without shelter or a means of income. Amidst this, a bundle of 57 love letters between a WWII army private and a New Jersey woman washed ashore days after the storm. Nobody knows where they came from, but the boy and his mother who found them returned to their flood-damaged home, sat down by the fireplace, and read the letters aloud to one another in the dark.

Love travels far to those who need it. American Society of Picture Professionals

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Issue 4, 2012: ASPP's The Picture Professional Magazine  

The American Society of Picture Professionals is pleased to present the digital version of our quarterly publication, sponsored by Corbis Im...

Issue 4, 2012: ASPP's The Picture Professional Magazine  

The American Society of Picture Professionals is pleased to present the digital version of our quarterly publication, sponsored by Corbis Im...