• Creator
  • Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Imaging Command. 1988-ca. 1993; Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency. 6/21/1979-9/30/1985; Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 1998-01-01
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1998 Title: Dying Girl Visits School Category: Picture Story Place: Second Picture StoryThe world outside her home fascinates her, but Katie Mahar, a 5-year-old Poughkeepsie, N.Y., girl who was struck with a rare genetic disease at birth called xeroderma pigmentosum, will never fully experience it. The sun is her enemy, and... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1998 Title: Dying Girl Visits School Category: Picture Story Place: Second Picture StoryThe world outside her home fascinates her, but Katie Mahar, a 5-year-old Poughkeepsie, N.Y., girl who was struck with a rare genetic disease at birth called xeroderma pigmentosum, will never fully experience it. The sun is her enemy, and as a result, she spends her day inside the confines of her home. The chance of surviving past teen years is nil. What others consider normal is a special treat for Katie: visiting the local school. She does it once every two weeks for a 45-minute period in a darkened and guarded gymnasium. "I like going to school," she admits, in a voice mysteriously void of a full understanding of the dark future looming before her. (Story shot while at Syracuse University as an official school project. Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Robert Benson Release Status: Released to Public. less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted