I choose to photograph using a fixed lens, as it demands a proximity to my subjects that a zoom lens does not. Proximity, especially among vulnerable populations, is a privilege that must be earned through meaningful consent and trust building. I seek to understand the lives of the people whom I photograph in order to portray them as truthfully as possible. The intimacy I aim to capture through images can only be achieved if people trust me to share their stories; this requires collaboration. This is my approach to visual storytelling, and it allows me to amplify in a dignified way the voices of people who experience hunger.