I would like you to meet my brother. I have been drawn to photographing him for as long as I have been making pictures. The time I spend with him, looking through my camera has forced me to ask questions about suffering and faith and why anyone is born with disability. Nick has cerebral palsy. Making pictures has been a way for me to deal with the reality of having a twin brother who struggles through life in ways I do not.
Christopher Capozziello (born 1980) is a freelance photographer and a founding member of AEVUM. His work focuses on documenting both life around him, and stories that are outside of his own experiences. He believes that photography can take the unpleasant or repulsive and make it beautiful, not by misleading anyone, but by allowing the viewer to stop and take a deeper look at the subject. Christopher’s clients and publications include The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, L’Express, The Wall Street Journal, World Vision, Christianity Today, Samaritan’s Purse, Open Society Institute, and The Sunday London Times Magazine, among others. He has worked for The Sun Herald in Gulfport, Mississippi, and The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas. He currently lives in Hamden, Connecticut, where he accepts assignments and works on long-term personal projects.