He’d be eating the last of his American chop suey in the shelter dining room as I started to eat mine. As live-in staff, he got a bed in a room and a small salary and I got a larger one as occasional three-to-eleven fill-in staff in the Women’s Unit. Sometimes he’d look up, those […]
About Melissa Shook
Melissa Shook, a documentary photographer, videographer and writer, is finishing a memoir, Snail’s Pace. Her published work includes He Says, She Says, I Say, and Nobody Tells the Truth, Whatever That Is, on the Backside of Suffolk Downs (Turning Point Press, 2014): My Suffolk Downs (Pressed Wafer and Kat Ran Press, 2012). Her photographs are in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO., the Fotografiska Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit her website.