How does a kid's environment effect his education and what can he do to make it better? Demetrius found himself jumping from school to school while trying to just stay alive in North Minneapolis. When he was young his father's death opened his eyes to the violence and dangers of living in a bad neighborhood. Luckily this kid has grit. He has taken an uphill path to push his education to the next level despite the environment around him. He enrolled in a school called KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) where they pushed him to overcome his environment and raise his expectations for what he can accomplish in his life. He went from not even expecting to live to twenty five to dreaming of an Oxford education.
Shot on the Canon C100. Interview shots from the Canon 5D Mark III.
Lenses used: Canon 135mm 2.0L, Canon 50mm 1.2L, Canon 28mm 1.8, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 70-200 2.8 L.