Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Prostate cancer survivor

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Donald H. Taft (right) and his wife Stella Taft (left) clean the kitchen of their home in Beaumont on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. Taft is a prostate cancer survivor. He is also a parachuter and runner. He encourages men to have regular prostate screenings to catch the disease early.


Nick Adams said...

i dont think this photo works. it doesnt tell me anything about taft or the fact that he had cancer.

It reads more, cleaning.

Mark M. Hancock said...

The cutline states he's cleaning. Therefore, the image reads exactly as intended. It also states he's a survivor. So, it's about how his life is normal now. What's more normal than cleaning your home?

I would have far preferred to shoot him skydiving or his running program, but I didn't know about those activities until I arrived at his home.

If you could talk to the reporter about the the assignment (since you know the reporters) or the deadline, I'd really appreciate it. :-)