Award Winning Photographer Captures Hopes and Aspirations of High School Students
The pandemic has put lives of students on hold, especially high school graduates who are unable to celebrate the completion of their secondary education with the traditional senior dance — the prom — and the graduation ceremony. To save the day, award-winning photographer Matt Mendelsohn volunteered to photograph each one of the 500 seniors of Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, his neighborhood high school. Each portrait encapsulates the graduate’s talents, hopes and aspirations. Penelope Poulou reports from Virginia. VOA Khmer's Vathana Seourn narrates.