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Rick Smolan: Natasha’s Story

on November 13, 2011

Rick Smolan tells the unforgettable story of a young Amerasian girl named Natasha,and the adoption saga that followed.Natasha Pruss is a stranger in a strange land, but you would never know by looking. At the age of 12, in her native South Korea, she caught the attention of one of the world’s leading photographers, and, in turn, he made a project out of visually documenting her life for more than 30 years.Rick’s photographic story reminds us of the power human beings have to influence each other’s lives, often in the most unexpected ways. The photo above photo show’s Nataha cutting Rick’s beard after she had been adopted and livng in the United States; Rick had promised her she could cut it since she had always hated it.


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