There has been a short list of individuals with the ability to move people to action around the world. Dyrk was one of them as a 4 yr old. He also moved people out of this world (International Space Station). What started as a photo album from a firefighter to Dyrk’s dad turned into a global event of support for Dyrk and his family.
I had the honor of photographing Dyrk for the Portrait Project. I only got to meet him once, for a short time, but I will never forget him. I will also never forget what a testamony Dyrk was to accepting life’s unfair circumstances with a soft voice, a smile and a resolution to never give in.
Today, we mourn the passing of Dryk. But I know he is running up and down the steets filled with gold, dressed in a Power Ranger uniform with Spiderman rain boots.
I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed the photos you took of Dryk Burcie and his family, they will forever be in my mind. You know how to touch the heart of people. Thank you,
I have no words. Thankfully a picture is worth a thousand words…your picture is the perfect testimony.
Your picture is one that touched a nation. Thank you for sharing.
This breaks my heart. The photo says it all. I don’t know if a photograph of strangers has ever brought me to tears until tonight.
Ich bin so traurig, hoffte immer wieder ein Wunder geschieht ,aber das Wunder war Dirk. Danke für die Bilder. Niemals werde ich ihn vergessen!
Amalia’s comment translated to English is: I am so sad, I hoped a miracle happens again and again ,but the miracle was Dirk. Thank you for the pictures. I will never forget him!
I echo Katie’s comment that I don’t know if such a beautiful photograph of complete strangers has moved me this much. Prayers to that precious little boy and his family.