Someone Once Told Me

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This superb lady is a neo-natal doctor, and has many moving stories to tell not only about her work which is with newborn babies, but also her personal life. She explains in her audio clip that she was told her SOTM by a colleague at the start of her career.

She said: “At the time I didn’t realise what an impact those words would have on me. I nearly quit my job a couple of years ago, but now I think about those words every day. I feel very, very lucky to be there to see babies being born, and to help them if they’re sick, and help families get through difficult times if things go wrong for them.”

After we’d wandered into this little park, I was lining up a shot of her against an interesting-looking tree when she suggested that her picture be taken with this sculpture by Bruce Denny, called Ascension, “because it’s about children, so it’s appropriate”. Taken in Soho Square, London.

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Having run SOTM mainly from London since September 2006, Mario travelled the world between June 2013 and May 2014 to capture people's stories.

Click below to read about his adventures involving Korean schoolgirls, cemetery dwellers in Manila, people from South African townships and many others.

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