Project Open Hand photography nonprofit San Francisco

Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Their food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives.


Every day, POH prepares 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. 

When the communications team at Project Open Hand came across a story that I produced for Tender Souls, they saw an opportunity. Their vision was to create a visually driven podcast episode that tells the story of a group of seniors living in the Tenderloin. The result, a compelling 6 minute multi-subject narrative of Curry Center clients who are sustained by the support of Project Open Hand. 




We knew that in order to do justice to the stories of our subject, their stories needed to be supported by visuals that appropriately captured their endearing qualities and their idiosyncrasies. Project Open Hand empowered me to apply a photographic approach that would attempt to capture just that.