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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

“In Philadelphia and across the country, scores of schools have been closed, radically restructured, or replaced by charter schools. And in the process, the face of the teaching workforce has changed. In one of the most far-reaching consequences of the past decade’s wave of education reform, the nation has lost tens of thousands of experienced black […]

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When Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban government in 1959, it signaled a move to emphasize the collective state over the individual. Businesses were nationalized, private property was seized by the government and converted into military facilities, schools and other infrastructure. Castro’s philosophy was to educate students to be an asset in society, not for uniqueness. […]

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 […]

I held my father as long as I could. I didn’t want to be selfish. So I asked the nurse for more morphine. I’m worried that he didn’t hear the promises I made to him. But I didn’t want him to hurt. So I asked the nurse for more morphine, again. There was a whole […]

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 […]