Shorthorn photographer Casey Holder wrote,
Business managment junior Dora Fernandez is currently in a competition to win a handicap accesible van from the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association for National Mobility Awareness Month. To see Dora’s profile go to http://www.nmeda.com/mobility-awareness-month/heroes/texas/arlington/810/dora-ivonne-fernandez.
It is crucial in photojournalism to tell a story with your photos. It can be very difficult to do this in a studio, which is why Casey’s choice to photograph the subject in this piece outside in a different context was such a strong conceptual choice. Simply by placing her on the road, he not only gave himself a great compositional leading line with the road, but also linked the photograph back to the story. This young lady was trying to win a handicap accessible van - a mode of transportation and freedom.