this is not a happy story…..but, it is a story of love and loss and dealing with both..zaida sanchez, 22, is a photography student at the "instituto allende" in san miguel de allende……she used her love of photography to deal with personal tragedy….
zaida, unmarried and with the father en absentia, gave birth to a baby boy, paolo daniel….little paolo never left the hospital…..he died of intestinal complications 6 days after birth…..with no husband to lean on, and with a tragedy of the worst possible emotional consequences, zaida was psychologically destroyed…..
"my parents told me to use my talent and my photography as a catharsis…..i wanted to honor paolo….i was in pain, but i also wanted my work to be a very beautiful tribute to him…. my photographs here are little symbols of how i was feeling during the 6 months following the death of paolo"
zaida has been assisting in my class and we have become good friends along with her amigas, eloisa and christina ,both of whom you will soon meet….zaida did not want me to publish anything that would make the father of paolo look bad…..i asked why….zaida told me that because his parents had been so nice to her…..that says more about the character of zaida than anything i can imagine ..