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RaMell Ross is a photographer from Greensboro, Alabama, and has been published in numerous publications such as The New York Times, the Washington Post, Ready Made Magazine, Business Week, and many more. He is particularly interested in service work, particularly in the Black Belt region of the south, which contains some of the poorest counties in the United States. His first solo exhibition, Refuge, featured many images of the young people affected by poverty in this region, and was put on display as part of For|By|For’s gallery in the WiX Lounge in June of 2011. He would be a wonderful addition to the Love and Water community because he’s so invested in raising awareness and giving back to his local community.

This is an image from his Black Belt project series. We think it could be matched with buildOn, a group that helps urban youth to break the cycle of poverty through service and education.