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Don’t Give Up


Photo taken by contributor Kevin Gardner, a 54-year-old man from Miami, Oklahoma, who is in treatment and counseling for Bipolar Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder. Kevin has started doing photography full time and currently is in the process of starting his own photography business.

About this photo: “I took this at Miami Fall Festival and I was reminded by this elderly gentleman not to give up on my hopes and dreams of being a professional photographer. As I learn more about photography, the more I learn about myself.” 

Find more from Kevin at his website.



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3 comments on “Don’t Give Up

  1. James Work Photography
    January 13, 2017

    What an inspiration. I am ashamed sitting on my couch….en theos…jasL


  2. Karen Miller
    January 13, 2017



  3. maureenjenner
    January 15, 2017

    There is so much to be admired about those who keep on keeping on despite the slings and arrows that shower, or seem to shower on them in daily life. These brave people are an inspiration to all of us.

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