Recent assignment work

Ricardo with his python, Big Mama in Coney Island.

Ricardo with his python, Big Mama in Coney Island.

Immigration march at Union Square.

Immigration march at Union Square.

Chirlane McCray at City Hall.

Chirlane McCray at City Hall.

Man making bubbles in Central Park.

Man making bubbles in Central Park.

OB-GYN Viktoriya Bakcheva, M.D. and D.O. performs leech therapy on a patient in Brooklyn.

OB-GYN Viktoriya Bakcheva, M.D. and D.O. performs leech therapy on a patient in Brooklyn.

OB-GYN Viktoriya Bakcheva, M.D. and D.O. performs leech therapy on a patient in Brooklyn.

OB-GYN Viktoriya Bakcheva, M.D. and D.O. performs leech therapy on a patient in Brooklyn.

Museum Visits

Friends, Allison Amend and Katherine Lee, embarked on a journey to visit all 113 museums in New York City. I was assigned to photograph them around for their last day of museum viewings.

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Missouri Photo Workshop, September 2013

Thank you to the Missouri Photo Workshop for an incredible week. Check out the work of all the talented photographers that created stories in Trenton, Missouri http://mophotoworkshop.org/mpw-65-trenton/
And a link to my story here:
http://mophotoworkshop.org/mpw65/bess-adler/

Rosetta Marsch is a full-time working mother of two and caregiver to her ailing parents. Rosetta’s life is challenged by an effort to cope with the responsibilities of her eight-year-old daughter’s newly diagnosed Tourette’s Syndrome, her mother’s diabetes and her father’s developing dementia. “They call me the sandwich generation. But if I wasn’t busy, I would be bored,” says Rosetta. With strength and positivity, Rosetta sacrifices her time and energy to ensure that the health of her loved ones remains stable.

Rosetta Marsch drops off her daughter Serenity at S.M. Rissler Elementary School in Trenton, Missouri. This begins Rosetta’s day of working and family caretaking.

Rosetta Marsch drops off her daughter Serenity at S.M. Rissler Elementary School in Trenton, Missouri. This begins Rosetta’s day of working and family caretaking.

Rosetta works full time at Trenton City Hall as office manager. Luckily, her work is understanding and allows her to use time in the middle of the day to care for her parents.

Rosetta works full time at Trenton City Hall as office manager. Luckily, her work is understanding and allows her to use time in the middle of the day to care for her parents.

Rosetta picks up some food for herself and her parents on the way to their house.

Rosetta picks up some food for herself and her parents on the way to their house.

Rosetta goes over her parents’ bank statements and helps them balance their checkbooks. They depend on Rosetta to keep track of what they are spending because of their expensive medical bills.

Rosetta goes over her parents’ bank statements and helps them balance their checkbooks. They depend on Rosetta to keep track of what they are spending because of their expensive medical bills.

Rosetta helping her mother inject an insulin shot.

Rosetta helping her mother inject an insulin shot.

After a walk, Rosetta brings her father back to the house her parents have been living in for 54 years. With her father’s developing dementia, she worries about his lack of hobbies and tries to take walks with him as much as possible.

After a walk, Rosetta brings her father back to the house her parents have been living in for 54 years. With her father’s developing dementia, she worries about his lack of hobbies and tries to take walks with him as much as possible.

Rosetta’s parents give her a grocery list. She shops for them whenever they are running low on food because it difficult for them to run errands without her.

Rosetta’s parents give her a grocery list. She shops for them whenever they are running low on food because it difficult for them to run errands without her.

Rosetta searches for an apartment for her parents in a building with affordable housing for senior citizens.

Rosetta searches for an apartment for her parents in a building with affordable housing for senior citizens.

Rosetta appreciates a moment of solitude at the beauty salon. The salon is a sanctuary for Rosetta, being one of the only places where she can relax.

Rosetta appreciates a moment of solitude at the beauty salon. The salon is a sanctuary for Rosetta, being one of the only places where she can relax.

Rosetta picks up Serenity from the school bus.

Rosetta picks up Serenity from the school bus.

Serenity does not enjoy the taste of her Antronex pills. The pill helps Serenity with her immune system.

Serenity does not enjoy the taste of her Antronex pills. The pill helps Serenity with her immune system.

Rosetta and her husband Doug bring Serenity to her weekly chiropractor appointment. Serenity experiences back pain from the tics brought on by her Tourette’s Syndrome and the chiropractic visits help manage the pain.

Rosetta and her husband Doug bring Serenity to her weekly chiropractor appointment. Serenity experiences back pain from the tics brought on by her Tourette’s Syndrome and the chiropractic visits help manage the pain.

Rosetta’s husband rubs oil on Serenity’s neck. Rosetta has chosen to take an herbal path in keeping Serenity’s Tourette’s at bay. She finds that the oil, made of frankincense, lavender, eucalyptus and valerian roots, calms Serenity’s symptoms.

Rosetta’s husband rubs oil on Serenity’s neck. Rosetta has chosen to take an herbal path in keeping Serenity’s Tourette’s at bay. She finds that the oil, made of frankincense, lavender, eucalyptus and valerian roots, calms Serenity’s symptoms.

Rosetta holds a sleeping Serenity in the car ride home from her son’s football game, two hours away from Trenton. Late nights are particularly difficult for Rosetta because her mornings start at 5 am.

Rosetta holds a sleeping Serenity in the car ride home from her son’s football game, two hours away from Trenton. Late nights are particularly difficult for Rosetta because her mornings start at 5 am.

Rosetta gives Serenity her pills before bedtime.

Rosetta gives Serenity her pills before bedtime.

Rosetta rests on her couch alongside her husband, Doug. After long days of working and caring for her family, it is easy for Rosetta to start dozing off as soon as she sits down.

Rosetta rests on her couch alongside her husband, Doug. After long days of working and caring for her family, it is easy for Rosetta to start dozing off as soon as she sits down.

Trenton, Missouri, September 2013

Mike Kincaid is known by the community of Trenton as the man that sits outside of his apartment building to wave at everyone passing by.

Mike Kincaid is known by the community of Trenton as the man that sits outside of his apartment building to wave at everyone passing by.

Josh, 26 years old, smokes a cigarette outside his Aunt’s home.

Josh, 26 years old, smokes a cigarette outside his Aunt’s home.

Sheena, 17 years old, is expecting a baby in December.

Sheena, 17 years old, is expecting a baby in December.

Town historian and city councilman, Mark Robinson in his home.

Town historian and city councilman, Mark Robinson in his home.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson in their bedroom. Their home is the third oldest in Trenton.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson in their bedroom. Their home is the third oldest in Trenton.