I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Alexis Mann has degrees in public policy and photography, and she recently graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Her photographs focus on the personal stories behind complex social issues. She lives in Topsham, Maine.
At Vicky’s invitation I accompanied her on a weeklong route. When I arrived with all my camera equipment, Vicky laughed. “Girl, I can’t believe how much you packed.” After loading the cab, Vicky made sure her cat Simba was curled safely on the bunk, and the three of us headed out.