“That passion for storytelling has translated itself into what I do as a photojournalist. I make my living freelancing for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national publications, but I try to balance the ‘news’ work with my love of storytelling. I’ve only lived in Memphis for a year, so I’m just at the beginning of understanding the complexity of the city. So much has happened here. There are layers and layers of history and culture that have gone into making this community what it is today. Memphis definitely has its own stories, and I want to help tell them through my photography. When we connect with other people and their circumstances, when we listen to the stories of each other's lives, we build community. I know I need that. I think we all do."
(see more on her website at http://www.andreamoralesphoto.com)