HOW TO ORDER: Images will be sent in high-res jpg format so that you can make any type of print you choose. Scroll through the gallery, and hover over each image to see the image number appear in black. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the image number. Payment is $15 and remittable via Venmo @Sarah-Lyman-Kravits.
Putting the People Tree to Work
A few years ago I shot some images of one of my favorite works of art in the world -- The People Tree in Columbia. I made a print of one of them for my house and hung it where I can be reminded every day of what it means to carry the values and community of Columbia forward with me.
When I posted one of these images on Facebook, several friends asked if they could purchase one. The answer is yes -- and this has given me an opportunity to make a difference in honor of a deeply loved and respected Columbia Pioneer.
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (1940-2020) was a caring and visionary health care professional and a devoted family man. Many of you know the Malveaux family from their Columbia days as well as from the many ways they have continued to make a difference for others.
Dr. Malveaux built upon his career as a professor of microbiology when he earned a medical degree at Howard University and then pursued a subspecialty in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University. He turned his own struggle with asthma into a lifelong quest to improve health outcomes for those with asthma and to increase equity in health care for people of color.
Howard University has endowed a faculty chair in public health in Dr. Malveaux's name, so that it can continue his legacy in addressing public health disparities. All proceeds from the sale of People Tree images will be donated to the Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Public Health.