Johnny Alston, 70, lives in Durham, North Carolina. Having battled prostate cancer that spread to his rib, lymph nodes and spine, he is now in remission. Johnny is photographed while directing a student production at North Carolina Central University, where he works part-time after serving as a theater professor for 41 years.
"If you don’t let it get you in the beginning, then every little upswing, every little positive thing that you hear or that happens to you, makes you stronger.”
Photographed: May 5, 2016