Tamara Reese sees many in the community — including her family members — working to make the South Side a better place, especially for the youth. Through her photos, she wanted to capture how much her family and community care.

Tamara Reese

Tamara says even though she was raised in an unsafe neighborhood, her family never became a statistic. During this project, she wants to tell the stories of her South Side family’s accomplishments.

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Allison Gates: Mentor

Allison works as a photographer for Event Photography Group. Last year, she won the grand prize in the LightCollector Photo Contest. 

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My Best Shots

My Best Shots

It has been an amazing journey being a part of the “From Where We Stand” project. Everyone in my displayed pictures means the world to me. I focused on documenting my family — their accomplishments, the love they share and to show how proud I am of them.

Quote to Live By

Quote to Live By

“The very best place to be is in a loving family.” This quote hangs in my mother’s kitchen, and I agree with this statement. The love my parents got from their parents, they have shown toward me. The love my son Joshaun’s dad and I got from our parents, we show toward him. As a(…)

Introduction

Introduction

Hello my name is Tamara Reese. My story this summer will be about my family, who I am very proud of. I am honored to be a participant of The Stand’s “From Where We Stand” project this summer. This picture is of me and my mother, former president of the Syracuse NAACP, Donna Reese. We(…)