More about the photographer
Jenny Labalme took these photos in 1982 as part of a documentary photography class she took when she was a student at Duke University. Shortly after graduating from Duke, she received a grant to publish the photos in a small book called A Road to Walk.
Labalme spent almost two decades working as a photojournalist and later as a journalist for The Independent, the Mexico Journal (in Mexico City, Mexico), The Anniston Star, and The Indianapolis Star. She currently is the executive editor of the Emily Hunt Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for spinal cord injury assistance. She lives with her husband and two small children in Indianapolis, Indiana.