High Tea


Austin

“This photograph of Barbara Merello is part of ‘High Tea,’ my series of photographs of women in the rooms where they spend most of their time. A longtime foreign-service worker with the U.S. Information Agency, Merello moved to Austin with her late husband in 1987. She lives a full and fascinating life, volunteering with continuing education programs and helping first-graders learn English. “If they can learn English and be kind to each other,” she says, “those are the two most important things.”

See more of Austin photographer Joey Gidseg work at www.joeygidseg.com. CALL FOR ENTRIES: Seeking Texas-based documentary photography that captures the strangest state. Please send inquiries to [email protected]

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