Woman of Faith
In the summer of 2012, this woman believed the Virgin Mary appeared to her in a tree planted by the city of West New York in Hudson County, New Jersey. People flocked to the location placing flowers, candles and organizing prayers for weeks straight. A police officer was assigned to the location and the city finally had to have a permanent railing placed around the tree to protect it. I took this photograph of her during the peak of her fame.
The photograph will be one of five of my works showing in Jersey City through the month of October, as part of a discussion about the people of Bergenline Avenue in Hudson County, New Jersey.