CBS의 <A More Perfect Union> TV 프로그램에서 필라델피아에 사는 어느 전문 사진작가의 따뜻한 선행 이야기를 소개한다. 졸업사진을 찍을 형편이 되지 않는 졸업생들의 졸업사진을 무료로 찍은 그와 그의 도움을 받은 학생들의 이야기를 들어보자.
explores = looks at
preserve (가치 있는 것을 원형 그대로) 보존하다 (conserve (전기 등을) 보존하다)
a rite of passage 통과의례
mark the big day 중요한 날을 기념하다
priceless = invaluable
come down to something ~로 종결되다
a single cap and gown photo 졸업사진
put something out of reach ~을 손에 닿지 않게 하다 (within the reach 손에 닿는)
cause 명분, 대의
pampering (보통 아이들처럼) 남들이 하는 것을 하는 것(징징대는 것)
would rather 차라리 ~하겠다
get worse 더 악화되다
do without ~없이 지내다
What really hit me 나를 먹먹하게 했던 것
You saw yourself 너 자신을 봤구나
complete with ~가 구비된(준비된)
for free 무료로
the whole boat (이 기사에서는) 사진, 머리, 화장, 옷 등 졸업사진에 필요한 모든 것
a sense of accomplishment 성취감
You’ve done this 해냈다
We’re behind you 우리가 도와줄게
out of focus 1 사진의 초점이 안 맞은 2 혼란스러운
What’s going through your mind right now? 지금 무슨 생각이 드나요?
snap (사진을 찰칵)찍다
Anchor : Our series of More Perfect Union explores how what unites us as Americans is greater than what divide us. This morning we look at the value of a picture that preserves a rite of passage forever. Around 3.5 million students will graduate from high school this year. And many will spend lots of money for professional photos to mark the big day. Tony Dukopul is here to show us what happens when a family can’t afford that priceless momento. Tony, good morning.
Tony Dukopul : Good morning, our four years of high school often come down to that single cap and gown photo for the ages. But the price of those photos actually puts them out of reach for many families, which is why one Philadelphia photographer has decided to land his camera to the cause. Pamperring has not been a big part of D’naya Hinton’s senior year in high school. In fact, most of what happened recently the 18-year-old would rather forget. All right, so family trouble? Car gets stolen? Money’s gone? No vacation? Rain on prom day, and you’re telling me it gets worse?
Hinton : It does because, you know, you look back and you look at your year, you just think like, wow. Like, what memories can you really say, there were really good?
Tony Dukopul : Professional graduation photos were another memory she expected to do without.
Hilton : Then, they emailed me, hey D’yana, did you miss something? You forgot to order your pictures? I’m like I didn’t forget to order nothing. (nothing이 아니라 anything이 맞음)
Tony Dukopul : You couldn’t afford them?
Hilton : No.
Tony Dukopul : But photographer Richard Wah had other ideas for D’yana and every graduating senior who needed photo help in Philadelphia. Back in 1991, his family couldn’t afford graduation photos either, a fact he remembered recently when he saw a photo of a young graduate on a bus.
Wah : What really hit me was he was by himself.
Tony Dukopul : You saw yourself.
Wah : Exactly. The helplessness. I saw no one backing him or supporting him. I didn’t know what it’s going to take, but I know I was going to do something about it.
Tony Dukopul : Wah decided to organize the photo day he never had, complete with makeup, hair and wardrobe. A day like this would typically cost hundreds of dollars. But Wah and his friends recently opened their doors for free. Why not just do the photos? Why the whole boat?
Wah : I want them to have this experience. I want them to know what it feels like so special: to have your hair done, your makeup done, to feel like a king and queen for a day. A sense of accomplishment. This is all you’ve done this. We’re behind you.
Tony Dukopul : Tanya Powell brought her godson Jackson Williams.
Powell : This is a crazy, crazy blessing for our family.
Williams : And it’s a good picture. I was actually, like, oh, that’s me. I know like a lot of people. They look back when they are in high school. They do not want to see their pictures at all. I would actually like to see mine. (지금은 아니지만 미래에 아마도 그럴 것 같다는 뉘앙스를 전달하려면 will이 아닌 would를 써야한다)
Tony Dukopul : After a year in which so much else felt out of focus, D’naya and her mother Kelly finally got a memory they want to keep. What’s going through your mind right now?
Hinton : This is, like, this is a dream come true. Somebody give something back for me because everything’s been taken care from me all year long, my whole senior year. And this is, like, this is an awesome. This is, like, this is unbelievable.
Tony Dukopul : D’nays says she plans to pick up at least two more graduation photos someday. One for college and one for graduate school. Richard Wah, meanwhile, snapped dozens of free portraits that day including, remember he didn’t have his own, his own. 26 years after the fact.