Santacon 2013

January 6th, 2014

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Metro North Train Derailment

January 6th, 2014

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My cousin, Rachel on Thanksgiving…

December 17th, 2013

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Election Night – de Blasio Family 11-5-2013

November 6th, 2013

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Missouri Photo Workshop

October 15th, 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.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta 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.

2-IMG_6555Rosetta 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.

3-IMG_6595Rosetta picks up some food for herself and her parents on the way to their house.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta 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.

5-IMG_6596Rosetta helping her mother inject an insulin shot.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationAfter 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.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta’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.

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9-IMG_6697Rosetta searches for an apartment for her parents in a building with affordable housing for senior citizens.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta 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.

11-IMG_6602Rosetta picks up Serenity from the school bus.

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

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta 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.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta’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.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta 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.

16-IMG_6910Rosetta gives Serenity her pills before bedtime.

Hero of the Sandwich GenerationRosetta 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

October 15th, 2013

1Mike Kincaid is known by the community of Trenton as the man that sits outside of his apartment building to wave at everyone passing by.

2Josh, 26 years old, smokes a cigarette outside his Aunt’s home.

3Sheena, 17 years old, is expecting a baby in December.

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5Town historian and city councilman, Mark Robinson in his home.

6Mr. and Mrs. Robinson in their bedroom. Their home is the third oldest in Trenton.

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Coverage of New York City 2013 Mayoral Elections

October 15th, 2013

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Wedding for Pritha and Asger

October 15th, 2013

I photographed the wedding of Pritha and Asger in September at Howell Pointe Swim Club in New Jersey.

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Some recently developed negs…

October 15th, 2013
Liberty, New York

Liberty, New York

Liberty, New York

Liberty, New York

Beach Party in Haiti

Beach Party in Haiti

Beach Party in Haiti

Beach Party in Haiti

 

 

 

Dancing at the Diana H. Jones Senior Center in Bushwick, July 2013

August 13th, 2013

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