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Will Okun to Africa with Nichols Kristoff

Proud mom — and jazz DJ — Melva Okun writes to let us know that her son, Will is the teacher winner of the New York Times Trip to Africa with Nick Kristoff!

Will’s essay shows that he is certainly a great choice. Will is a photographer (his site) and a teacher at Westside Alternative High School located in one of the lowest-income communities of Chicago. Will prides himself as someone who seeks “to capture the happiness and joy that can occur in everyday moments and the beauty that exists within every person, regardless of their income. Most importantly, [he tries] to produce unique portraits that capture the essence of each person.”

He explains in this video (from NYTimes).

1 Comment

  1. Thanks, Paul, for the mention of the exciting news about my son, Will Okun. WCHL is going to do a story due to your posting and I think the CH Newspaper is interested also.


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