I met Joel at a free lunch offered to people in need – if you are interested in supporting people like Joel who need a hand up, please check out the Well in the Desert to make Donations. I met him only briefly and he was willing to jump immediately when I explained the project to him. Joel was full of energy and enthusiasm which can be felt through the photos. Joel is creative and loves to draw so I printed out his photo on paper for him to draw on, I hope one day to see the masterpiece he creates with it.
Thank you for sharing your vibrant energy and jumping joy with us Joel!
Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org