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PORTRAIT ISSUE

KF


Frank Gallimore

drawing Editor In Chief

JUNE 2013

What inspires and excites you? What enriches and deepens your life or, in another sense, what do you live for? We asked you to send us a portrait of yourself that would reflect this passion of yours and as always, you’ve responded with a wonderful array of creative and surprising images. As you look through these pages of what amounts to a thoroughly diverse portrait of our signing community, we hope you’ll go on to connect (or reconnect) yourself with what inspires you. Frank Gallimore


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Dickie Hearts Photo by Zilvis Paludnevicius

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Kaori Vazquez Photo by Sarah Wilson sarahcwilson.com

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Jonathan Hall Kovacs Photo by Malihe Ghazanfari

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Aaron Wolfe-Maxwell Photo by Samreen Aziz

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Bellamie Harvard Photo by Andres Otalora

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Teresa Pichardo Photo by ??

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Marco Sotelo Self-Portrait

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Elizabeth “Lizzie� Sorkin Photo by Mich Gerson

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Heather Cronin-Smith Self-Portrait

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Wilson Velez III Photo by Chanel Gleicher

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Simone Gibbons Photo by Melanie Von Bitter


creation Rosa Lee Timm

Managing Editor


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Lauren Abott Maucere Photo by John Maucere Photo by Norma Moran

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Tyresha Collins Self Portrait

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Nazish Yaqub Photo by Hajra Yaqub

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Erika Shoemaker Photo by Sahsha Jones

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Jubil Kahn Photo by Stephen Hudgins

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Elvira Livchitis Photo by Dima Pavlov

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Zahna Moss Photo by Alisha McGraw

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Rylyn Kvarnberg Self Portrait

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Marisol Castelazo Barriga Self Portrait Tami Santimyer Self Portrait


arts

Dickie Hearts

Deaf actor from California


Kaori Vazquez

dance

Deaf Artist from New York


asl

Jonathan Hall Kovacs

Deaf Artist from Washington, DC


storytelling Bellamie Harvard

Deaf Artist from Texas


Marco Sotelo

film

Deaf Artist from Massachusetts


Heather Cronin-Smith

individuality Deaf Artist from Indiana


soccer

Simone Gibbons

GODA Athlete from Massachusetts


theatre

Aaron Wolfe-Maxwell

Deaf Artist from Canada


Teresa Pichardo

deaf-blind

Deaf International Volunteer from New York


ubuntu

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sorkin

Deaf Artist from Washington, DC


travel Wilson Velez III

Deaf Student from Washington, DC


Lauren Abott Maucere

KODA

Deaf Artist from California


cartwheeling KODA Artist from Washington, DC


style

Nazish Yaqub

Deaf Artist from New York


Jubil Khan

life

Deaf Artist from New York


photography Marisol Castelazo Barriga

Deaf Artist from Mexico


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Tami Santimyer

fashion

Deaf Artist from Washington, DC


model

Tyresha Collins

Deaf Artist from Florida


Erika Shoemaker

kickboxing Deaf Athlete from Indiana


Elvira Livchits

family

Deaf Artist from Russia


music

Sherylynn Summer

Deaf Artist from Hawaii


Zahna Moss

dance

Deaf dancer/Chemist from California


design

Rylyn Kvarnberg

Deaf Artist from Canada


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