Kazuyoshi Ehara

Nicholas Braid, afflicted with cerebral palsy, waits for a ride outside of a special transportation vehicle in Edmonton, Alberta. Even though his doctor told his parents that he would not survive long enough to see his first birthday, Nicholas fought through many close calls and lived to be sixteen and a half.
We sometimes feel that our lives are a constant struggle, yet there are people like Nicholas, his parents and caregivers who are truly and constantly fighting—twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week—and they never stop.
Kazuyoshi says Nicholas’s smile warmed his heart, even while Nicholas’s pain brought tears, and the dedication of his parents was very moving. “He changed my way of thinking toward life, and I hope he touches the hearts of others through this photograph.”

Kazuyoshi Ehara’s work is about people, a topic that never fails to captivate her. As a visual communicator, connecting subjects to viewers is Kazuyoshi’s ultimate goal, and she hopes that her work can one day act as a bridge between individuals and society.