Women’s March on Washington D.C.

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Shoutout to the white guys that stood for hours, marched, and carried signs at the Women’s March.

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The workers that were taking down the structures for the Trump Inauguration were wearing pink and buying Black Lives Matter buttons.

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The parks department employed wished “Enjoy your day, ladies”

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“We talk about Women’s rights in my locker room”

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Women’s March volunteer

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Delivering For America: New York City Rally To Save Six-Day Mail Service

I recently browsed my archives and realized I photographed Bill de Blasio before he was a household name as New York City mayor. He spoke at the Delivering For America: New York City Rally To Save Six-Day Mail Service on March 23rd, 2013.

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Labor leaders, activists, and politicians gathered outside Manhattan’s Farley post office to protest planned closures of neighborhood post offices, the end of six day mail delivery, and layoffs of postal workers.

Other images from the Delivering for America Rally include Charlie Heege, President Branch 36 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), and Richard Gottfried, New York State Assembly 75th AD.

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Immigration Reform Rally

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President Barack Obama announced his executive action to begin initiatives for immigration reform, specifically for undocumented immigrants who have resided in the United States for a significant period of time. (Unfortunately, many networks chose to not to air his immigration speech.)

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The issue will always be incredibly personal to me. I have relatively assimilated in the United States the past nineteen years, but the first eight were spent in regions where American-born citizens were the minority and undocumented status was common in a pre-9/11 world.

I was transitioning between careers in 2013, so I was able to board a Grayhound bus at 3:30am at Port Authority to spend 24 hours in Washington DC on April 10th to photograph the 2013 Immigration Rally. (The night on my friend’s couch was some of the best sleep I had that year.) This was before I upgraded my gear, but I’ll always cherish the opportunity to photograph the experience.

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