Multimedia by Joe Weiss

Sharing a common hope to be part of a family, the 13 boys of Bundy Cottage at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, N.C. are drawn together by age and a shared sense of abandonment. Life for the boys in this modern ophanage is a constant struggle for the boys. The boys share a common bond of a broken home life and hope together to be part of a new family in their new environment.


The print version of this project was originally produced in cooperation with The Herald-Sun newspaper in Durham, NC, and was published in February 2000. Joe Weiss (b. 1973) grew up on the salt marshes of the North Carolina coast near Wilmington. After studying music performance at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, Weiss fell in love with photography and attended Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC, where he graduated in 1997. He is a former North Carolina Photographer of the Year and lives in Durham, where he is a staff photographer at The Herald-Sun newspaper.