I am an education advocate, community organizer, writer, and photographer. As I continue to learn more about the art of capturing my world, I am choosing to lean into my identity as a creator. I use photography to capture life, gazing in awe at the storytelling power that photos hold. My photography stems from my interest in documenting my community and the small moments that make life meaningful. I aim to showcase the passion, intrigue, and hope that I find around me every day—life in its most authentic form. I believe that photography is not only a powerful tool for self-expression but a way to hold systems accountable and spotlight the beauty. I use my photography to remind myself of the stories that we encounter in our lives, highlighting the radical joy that I witness around me every day.
—Julie Hajducky, Achievement First Amistad High School