Mike and Anna Allen only planned on raising three children. But when their cousin’s children were put into the foster care system, they decided to open their home and welcome them into their family. The video details the family's daily life as they cope with the noise and stress that comes from having eight people in a household.
Special thanks to the Allen family for allowing me access and being generous with their time.
Most of the photographs for this project were shot as a part of the Fall Workshop at Syracuse University. To see other projects, please visit thefallworkshop.com
To see the photo story that resulted from this project, as well as other examples of my photography, please visit maureencoyle.net
Update: This project will be continued and expanded over the next couple of months. A new video will be uploaded at a later date.