Saturday, March 26, 2011

TED - Rick Smolan and Natasha

Rick Smolan tells the story of Natasha an Amerasian girl who moved to the US because he did not like the coverage he provided during an assigned story.  Rick had been assigned to cover the plight of Amerasian children in Korea for Time.  After the story ran he was dissatisfied with the work and took 6 months off to re-do the story on his own dime.  In the course of his second draft he meet Natasha and her Grandmother.  Rick spent a week photographing her as she interacted with her friends. When his time was up he made to leave, Natasha's Grandmother requested that he taker her with him and shared that she was dying.  Rick could not but said he would make some calls and see what he could do.  I will leave the rest of the story to Rick...

Amazon has copies of the book, Natasha's Story ~ An American Homecoming, if you would like to learn more about this amazing story.