How a photographer introduces a town to itself through pictures

November 25, 2013
Photo: 'I am Lyons' -- We can't go home
From "I Am Lyons", residents on how their house was lost in the flood: "We want to go home, but we can’t go home, because we don’t have a home, but we want to go home." 

He thought the “I Am Lyons, Colorado” project would get him out into the community. But he also wanted to help people connect with their neighbors in the foothills town.

He’s taken dozens of pictures of townspeople  just going about their everyday lives.

Photo: 'I am Lyons' -- I watered these
From "I Am Lyons":  "I watered these plants all summer.  Might as well keep watering them," says one man who had to vacate his home after it was damaged by the flood. 

But Wajda continued his work and captured images of residents responding to the destruction, even as he himself had to evacuate his home.