This boy said not a word but spoke loudly with his eyes. He was frolicking in the sandbox and kicking up dirt at the Carrboro Community Gardens off of Hillsborough Street where about half a dozen families were harvesting vegetables and tending plots of land. While his mother prodded the soil in their garden box, he tinkered -- sometimes alone, sometimes with his sister -- throughout the maze of towering plants. Each time I raised the camera to my face the boy stopped mid-step and stared back. For his sister the lens heralded a live performance.
(photograph taken at the Carrboro Community Gardens off of Hillsborough Road in Carrboro)