Ronnie - The Beauty of Will

PhotographerBarbara Gracner
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

400,000 people in United States have Multiple Sclerosis, a disabling neurological condition for which there is yet no cure. Ronnie E. Raymond has a chronic-progressive multiple sclerosis that accounts for approximately one-third of the total diagnosed cases. In the past 26 years she went from a cane to a walker, from a manual wheelchair to an electric one. Though the disease has drastically limited her mobility, Ronnie still finds a way to remain independent and enjoy the art and culture of her city.

About Photographer

Barbara Gracner is a documentary photographer from Slovenia. She attended a documentary and photojournalism photography program at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she received the George and Joyce Moss Scholarship. Her interest in intimate human profiles made her aware of how everyone's story is unique and worth telling. Barbara's work has been exhibited in several collective showings in Slovenia, including the Floating Exhibition River in Ljubljana; International Center of Photography, New York and Pingyao, China. She is currently based in New York City and available for assignments, projects and collaborations.