For over 40 years the Barry Farms Dwellings basketball courts have hosted The Goodman League, the longest running summer pro/am basketball league in the District of Columbia. Neighbors and hoops fans alike gather inside the gates to watch games nightly from May to August.

Each summer, Nicodemus, Kansas hosts a weekend-long “family reunion” for descendants, whose ties to the community remain strong, even if they live out of state. The Western Kansas town with less than 15 full-time residents, was settled by formerly enslaved African Americans at the end of the post-Civil War Reconstruction era. During the last week […]

The culture and community surrounding La Paz, Bolivia’s growing skateboarding scene. ​Skateboarding showed up in La Paz, Bolivia about 10 years ago but the construction of Pura Pura Skatepark in 2014, served as a catalyst for the scene.

Ernestine Harris lives in a modest one-story home on Gresham Avenue in Brownwood Park. It’s where she and her late husband, George, moved to in 1975. Now, at 68, she sits at the top of the driveway in a wooden chair most days, waving to neighbors and folks passing by.  She’s celebrated 4 kids, 11 grandkids […]

In the Spring of 2017, I was commissioned by The New York Times to photograph the National Wildlife Property Repository, a warehouse on the outskirts of Denver packed with illegal animal parts and products. These are objects of want and desire. Many are made of threatened or endangered species. The spectrum of non-perishable products can […]

The teenage years are some of the most stressful and bewildering in a person’s life. Everything is new, you’re trying to figure out who you are and your place in the world, you’re trying to figure out who you want to be. The experience of Syrian refugee girls is especially complex, with many trying to […]

This project began as an exploration of my new home. I moved to Los Angeles in 2012 with a television writer and an actor, both in pursuit of the Hollywood Dream. Soon, I started to notice the face of Marilyn Monroe everywhere: T-shirts, murals, magazines. Her image was so ubiquitous that it blended into everyday […]

Fans of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, photographed at the annual “Selena Fan Gathering” held in Los Angeles, CA.

When citizenship was first defined by Congress in 1790, they restricted naturalization to “white persons”. Though specific previsions of the law shifted over time, until the Immigration and Naturalization act of 1952, individuals had to prove their whiteness to be naturalized. During this time, there were 52 court cases in which people from immigrant communities […]

The Yazidis are an ancient religious group based around Mt. Sinjar in Northern Iraq. Long persecuted, they first began coming to America during Saddam Hussein’s purges in the 1990’s, and a community of Yazidis was established in Lincoln, Nebraska. Many Yazidis worked for the coalition forces as interpreters during Operation Iraqi Freedom, which led to […]