Young girl in Atlanta, GA  with Down Syndrome in inclusive class with non-challenged children yet still receives all the one-on-one attention she needs from special education teachers.  Model Released.

Young girl in Atlanta, GA with Down Syndrome in inclusive class with non-challenged children yet still receives all the one-on-one attention she needs from special education teachers. Model Released.

Robin Rayne, documentary photojournalist

About Robin

Robin Rayne, photojournalist, Canton, GA USAphoto credit: Stanley LearyAll permissions for use granted

Robin Rayne, photojournalist, Canton, GA USA

photo credit: Stanley Leary

All permissions for use granted

'Words paint pictures, and pictures tell stories. Everyone has a story if you dig deep enough.'  

Those words from a professor shaped my career as a newspaper, national magazine and documentary photojournalist over the past 35 years. 

I produce stories and films with a goal of reshaping the way society views those who are different -- and 'different' covers a wide spectrum of the human condition, including disability and gender diversity. They are my 'why.'  

The truth is, we are all unique, and we each have gifts. 

I focus on struggles and victories of those who have been shunned, misunderstood, ignored and sometimes feared. 

I constantly ask myself two questions on any given story: "Who is my audience, and why should they care?

I love what I do and look at every day as a fresh opportunity to make a difference.