This is the first “interview” (it’s very short, only a few quotes from each conversation) with friends and family members who are Deaf.

My 25 year-old brother, Yordi, is using photography as a way to escape from his three other roommates, not counting the kitten and the Dalmatian, all of which are Deaf, except for the kitten and the Dalmatian.

I took the liberty of making a few edits in our conversation for clarity.

Photography by Yordi Morales, used with his permission.

“Hey!

Tell me about what inspires you to take photos.”

“I grew up in a small town that didn’t have a lot of choices of what to do.

So Bryana [ed. note: our punk sister] and I were trying to find something to keep us busy.

I accidentally broke my parent’s camera. I think I was 8 or 9. I broke the camera when mother left her camera on the table.

I was really curious about the camera and how to use it, but it really made me want to know more about it.

Pictures are really useful so that you can remember this moment.

When I catch pictures, the memories are important for me to see myself grow from being…into now.”

May 10, 2020. I miss you.

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