Bobby

I photographed Bobby Coward for USA Today in December as he watched his efforts to make D.C. just a little more accessible for the disabled come to fruition.  This month, twenty wheelchair accessible taxis are now roaming the streets of the city where there were none before.  It’s hard to believe that it’s taken this long for such cabs to be introduced into the local fleets.  The mass transit options in town are laughable at best- there are so many elevator outages that the train is practically useless and the buses that pick up individuals in wheelchairs can take upwards of an hour to go 3 miles.  It’s good to see a little progress take place.

BobbyCowardThis is Bobby- check out that sweet earring he’s rocking.

Here is a link to the article.  I’d like to note that many of the comments for several of the stories I’ve worked on recently have made me feel not so great about humanity.  I’m not sure if it’s the anonymous nature of the internet, but there are some truly callous, misanthropic individuals out there.  How did they get to be like this?  How can I make them feel better?  Milk and cookies?…  Who the hell doesn’t want to enable the disabled?

Color me exasperated.