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One of us in trouble… let’s help a colleague!

Photographer #242: Jonathan Waiter, age 32, was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma (stage 3 or 4), cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system. Tumors were found in the chest cavity, lungs and the surrounding major arteries. The cancer has also spread to his kidneys, liver and pancreas. His Medicaid application was denied and the information is currently being reviewed by his friends. They will be going through the motions to appeal the decision by way of a hearing. Jonathan himself is undergoing aggresive treatment while the medical bills are piling up.

Friends of Jonathan have started a fundraiser. As Jonathan is a freelance photographer (thus self employed) he is unable to make any money, has limited access to health coverage, no disability insurance and no paid sick time. However, he needs to cover his day to day expenses. This is our possibility to help a colleague who is truly in need.
I wish Jonathan, his family and friends all the best and strength.

For more information, updates and to donate go to: www.gofundme.com/x1fy4
For those that do not have a creditcard, paypal is also possible to [email protected]

Photographer #242: Jonathan Waiter

Jonathan Waiter, 1980, USA, found his love for photography in 2006 while photographing his sister’s kids. Late 2008 he became serious about photography and left for The Netherlands to build a strong portfolio. At the end of 2009 he went to New York City where he currently works and lives. He is interested in the subtle darker viral pervasive feelings. He is fascinated by the human perception and how easily it is coloured by our mental outlook on the world. Jonathan also focuses on the artist / subject relationship, a process he beliefs can reveal the emotional vulnerability of the portrayed. He explores this while testing models for various agencies. The following images come from his portfolio’s Selected Work I, Selected Work II and his Tumblr site.

Website: www.jonathanwaiter.com