My apologies for the late publish of 52/52 this week. Yesterday I had the pleasure of exhibiting some of the new work from "16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks" alongside many very talented visual and performing artists at the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affair's Ethnic Arts Connection exhibition at the Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion. Many connections were made during the all-day event, some old, and many new. As the first public showing of the project, the work was very well received and is beginning to pick up momentum and publicity.

This week's image comes from one of the featured stories from "16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks" about Bill Lee. For 25 years, Bill Lee has dedicated his life to Seattleís Chinatown community in one form or another, whether it be receiving parking tickets from patrons at the International Community Health Services (ICHS) garage, or volunteering on the International Special Review District board. Today he serves the neighborhood as one of three CIDBIA (Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area) street cleaners who patrol these sixteen square blocks in the early hours of the morning on the lookout for public safety issues, graffiti, littered alleys, and illegal dumping. With early mornings and strenuous work, he finds inspiration to return day after day, and year after year, in the tiny steps to building a community, such as providing clean streets for its residents.

This image was taken on a Canon EOS 5D and a Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L lens.

Check back again next week Wednesday for the 52/52 picture of the week!

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