Finding a Lost Boy

Last month, Jeff landed in the hospital with a collapsed lung. During his stay he got to know his doctors and nursing staff very well. There was one young man in particular who stood out for his kindness and generosity of spirit.

Zach is a young nursing assistant. He is also one of the Lost Boys of Sudan – one of 700 million orphaned and displaced during the Second Sudanese Civil War. Zach was only 9 years old when he was forced to flee his village and walk hundreds of miles through unforgiving wilderness to cross the Ethiopian border and make his way to a refugee camp.

Never one to sit still – even when recovering from a collapsed lung – Jeff asked Zach if he could take his portrait. And so, one morning at 6 am…

*Huge thanks to Josh Newman, colleague and DP extraordinaire, for making an early morning journey to the North (yes – almost to Canada) and agreeing to shoot the photo session on our Sony A7S.