Recently I had the opportunity to photograph an amazing group of interpreters who are part of MT & Associates, a sign language interpreting practice based out of Clayton, Missouri. The staff at MT&A are passionate about bridging the gap between the Deaf and Hearing consumers. They pride themselves on their superior sign language interpreting services and their customer service.
Our evening together was so cool and fun! Being a first timer to a sign language interpreting group where a Deaf person was present, I was caught off-guard seeing everyone sign as they spoke. However, by the end of the photo session, it felt odd being around people who weren't signing everything they said. I really fell in love with sign language that evening. I've never really thought about how completely amazing it is for people to be able to communicate with the D/deaf.
This photo session was a very humbling and moving experience for me. Inspiring sessions like this one remind me of the selfless people out there willing to dedicate their lives helping others. I am so beyond grateful to have a job where I get to be part of things I would have never been involved with before.