Former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits for a portrait in the Lawyer's...READ ON
Former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits for a portrait in the Lawyer's Lounge at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC, on July 24, 2019. Published on National Public Radio (NPR): Justice Ginsburg: 'I Am Very Much Alive' , as part of NPR's 40 Most Engaging And Popular Stories Of 2020 .
Freweyni Asress, an activist who writes a 5-day diary to give readers a look...READ ON
Freweyni Asress, an activist who writes a 5-day diary to give readers a look into her sustainable lifestyle, sits for a portrait in her house in Washington, DC on July 25, 2021. As a Black woman, she voices an important perspective about inclusivity within the sustainability movement. Published on The Washington Post: 5 days in the life of a Black zero-waste activist
A reflection of Reggie Van Lee, the newly appointed chairman of the D.C....READ ON
A reflection of Reggie Van Lee, the newly appointed chairman of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, is pictured in his apartment in Washington, DC on November 11, 2021. Published on The Washington Post: Meet the management guru who is trying to fix the D.C. arts commission
Mackenzie, a college senior from Texas who chooses to remain visually...READ ON
Mackenzie, a college senior from Texas who chooses to remain visually anonymous, stands for a portrait in her college dormitory in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2021. Published on The Washington Post: Some Gen Z job applicants are scrubbing campus political activism from their résumés
At her house in Syracuse, New York, Juanita Collins, the matriarch of the...READ ON
At her house in Syracuse, New York, Juanita Collins, the matriarch of the Collin’s Barber & Beauty Shop and someone who I called grandma, peacefully went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her beloved Collins family. She was survived by four siblings, three sons, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Tilia Rose Collins, 27, Juanita Collins’ granddaughter, sits in the sunroom of Juanita’s house, where she shared some special memories with her late grandmother over the years, in Syracuse, NY on June 1, 2020. “We came here for all the festivals and I loved coming here,” Tilia says, “My grandma would sit around the Christmas tree and handed us gifts.” The sunroom is Tilia’s favorite place in the house.
Photo illustration: Liang Runling (梁润玲), 56, was born in...READ ON
Photo illustration: Liang Runling (梁润玲), 56, was born in Nánníng, Guǎngxī Province, in China. She worked as a self-sufficient farmer for her family before moving to the massive city of Guǎngzhōu at age 22 for better work opportunities. In Guǎngzhōu, Liang worked at more than 10 different jobs, including as a caretaker, sewer, underwear vendor, hairstylist, and cleaner. She gave up her cleaning company in mainland China in 2007 to move to Boston for better education and opportunities for her two sons. She picked up a job at a pen factory, from which she earned $9 per hour. She later developed bronchial constriction after breathing in chemicals for 11 years in the factory. Published on National Public Radio: 'If Hate Is A Virus, There Is No Vaccine': Asian Photographers Speak Out
Claire Kalucki, 46, a single mother, poses for a portrait outside of her...READ ON
Claire Kalucki, 46, a single mother, poses for a portrait outside of her house in Jim Thorpe, PA on October 21, 2020.
Eileen Cheng, 75, sits for a portrait with her oldest daughter, Marguerita...READ ON
Eileen Cheng, 75, sits for a portrait with her oldest daughter, Marguerita Cheng, in her house in Potomac, MD on September 11, 2021. Published on The New York Times: How to Beat Retirement’s Nemesis: Inflation
Chicago-based dancer Imani Williams stands for a portrait near the Washington...READ ON
Chicago-based dancer Imani Williams stands for a portrait near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC on January 9, 2021.
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, senior minister of River Road Unitarian...READ ON
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, senior minister of River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, stands for a portrait at the Congregation building in Bethesda, MD on July 14, 2021. Published on The New York Times: BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? The Debate Over Language on the Left.
Ga'verri Jones-Collins, 13, sits for a portrait below an air-brush...READ ON
Ga'verri Jones-Collins, 13, sits for a portrait below an air-brush painting of his great grandfather, Carlton Collins, at Collin's Barber & Beauty Shop in Syracuse, New York. Right: A comb Carlton and Juanita purchased in South of The Border, South Carolina while traveling, is seen at Collin's Barber & Beauty Shop in Syracuse, New York.
Viola Jingyu Wan stands for a portrait at The Met Cloisters in New York City, NY, on July 17, 2021.
Human rights activist and health care advocate Walter Flores stands for a...READ ON
Human rights activist and health care advocate Walter Flores stands for a portrait at his house in Baltimore, MD on September 7, 2021. Published on Global Citizen: I’ve Seen How Hard COVID-19 Has Hit Guatemala’s Indigenous People. This Is What I Want You to Know.
Ajmal, an Afghan interpreter for U.S. forces, and his family stand for a...READ ON
Ajmal, an Afghan interpreter for U.S. forces, and his family stand for a portrait before they head home in Tampa, Florida at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, VA on September 4, 2021. “I can’t wait to bring them home,” Ajmal says. “My wife and kids haven’t been able to take a shower for two weeks.” Due to long travel from Afghanistan, Ajmal’s two daughters also felt sick during the journey. Published on Tampa Bay Times: He was in Tampa. His family was in Afghanistan. Could he get them home?
A reflection of former Facebook lobbyist Crystal Patterson is pictured in...READ ON
A reflection of former Facebook lobbyist Crystal Patterson is pictured in her apartment in Washington, DC, on Oct 14, 2021. She quits Facebook after becoming frustrated with the company's inability to develop a plan to make headway with Democrats. Published on The Wall Street Journal: Big-Name Democrats Say ‘No Thanks’ to Facebook’s Top Lobbyist Job
A two-year-old demonstrator, Theo Tong, who resides in Virginia, marches...READ ON
A two-year-old demonstrator, Theo Tong, who resides in Virginia, marches during a National Day of Action rally in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., U.S., on March 27, 2021. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, attacks against Asian Americans have skyrocketed with pressure mounting on U.S. institutions from corporate America to the White House to take action against Asian American hate. The rally is primarily organized by ANSWER Coalition, a United States-based protest umbrella group consisting of many antiwar and civil rights organizations.
Tamara (left), 39, stands for a portrait with her friends Preethy (right) and...READ ON
Tamara (left), 39, stands for a portrait with her friends Preethy (right) and their Vietnamese American friend who is not willing to identify herself, as they support Black Lives Matter protests at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2020. “As an immigrant, we all face some levels of discrimination, but I don’t think it would ever come up to the level of racism that Black people face,” Preethy says, “It is important for us to stand up for that as part of the community and a lot of legal reform is needed right now.” Tamara expresses her concern that the killing of George Floyd could have happened to her brother and uncle. “It meant a lot to me my friends are supportive and invite me out,” Tamara says, “As an African-American woman, it is really nice to have the support of people who are not Black, it warms my heart to have them support me.”