Did you know there is a town in central Missouri called Frankenstein? Neither did I until this past Thursday. Frankenstein (said just like it sounds) is a small unincorporated town in Ozark County and mainly consists of a Catholic Church and the neighboring Catholic grade school. I went there to photograph both the church and the school for a story on how they create a sense of community for Frankenstein.
I wasn’t happy at first having to wake up at the crack of dawn to get to Frankenstein in time for morning mass, but once I got there, I had a great time. After shooting mass, I got to hang around the grade school for most of the day. It is a small 4-room school building with two grades in each room. Because of that, the kids are used to working while other things go on around them (like a strange person with a big camera). It was an overall good day and the teachers and staff at the school couldn’t have been more welcoming. Here is the multimedia piece I put together:
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