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  • The story only got stranger as Melissa Santiago described how she came to be the adopted daughter of her 37-year-old great aunt. She was born in Indiana at what they used to call a "home for unwed mothers." Her birth mother was a 16-year old, her father a teenager from Cuba. It's only natural that Melissa spent hour after hour immersed in the family photo albums and shooting selfies with a Polaroid as soon as she could hold a camera. Of course, she grew up to be a photographer.











    All photos copyright Melissa Santiago and used by permission http://about.me/shortformelissa
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