Fairport photographer takes family portraits for a good cause

Created: March 24, 2020 06:57 PM

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) — A photographer in Fairport is part of a growing movement that's documenting everyday life as we deal with being isolated.

The coronavirus has started a new and positive movement that's also quickly spreading across the country, called the "Front Steps Project."


Maura Kerkezis says the movement first started in Massachusetts, and she brought it to Fairport.

She's been to 36 homes so far, and stays at least 20 feet away and captures families in isolation.

But she doesn’t just take a family portrait and move on.

She's also collecting donations for the Perinton Food Shelf. The agency is running out of food.

"It was easier to just do that than collecting all the cans and dropping them off the money to them so that they can utilize that as best as possible to refill the shelves again," Kerkezis said.

So far, she's collected more than $900 for the Perinton Food Shelf.

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