Rutgers University student Malcom Manning was about to give up his dream of becoming a professional photographer. But was encouraged to keep pursuing his dream in an unlikely way.
One day he tweeted “I am a 23 year old photographer from Newark, New Jersey eager to create.” His tweet was spotted by none other than Oprah Winfrey. Oprah then retweeted his statement to her more than 43 million followers. She then invited Manning to shoot some photos for her website.
The surprised photographer responded “Thank you so much for the opportunity. I am humbled, and it would be an honor to create for you.”